Why Catching Government’s Bad Guys Isn’t Enough
Inspectors general need to take on another role: encouraging government to build its capacity for service delivery.
Daniel L. Feldman is an associate professor at the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He teaches oversight and investigation, ethics and accountability, and administrative law.
A member of the New York State Assembly from 1981 through 1998, he subsequently served as a senior member of then-New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's staff and as special counsel for law and policy to New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Feldman's most recent book, co-authored with David Eichenthal, is The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Government. He also has written numerous scholarly articles and serves as perspective and commentary editor for Public Administration Review.