James Doyle, of counsel to the Boston law firm Bassil & Budreau, is a veteran litigator and writer who serves as a consultant to the National Institute of Justice.

As the former head of the statewide Public Defender Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts, Doyle has experience in constitutional litigation, numerous homicide trials and appeals, the representation of crime victims, and civil-rights cases. He received his law degree from Northwestern University.

February 5, 2018

What Criminal Justice Can Learn From Its Bad Outcomes

Reviews of 'sentinel events' can shift the emphasis away from blame and toward risk mitigation and continuous improvement.