The Daily Advance – Perdue opts for other criminal justice solutions

A local crime expert’s effort to get Gov. Bev Perdue to create an independent criminologist to analyze the state’s justice system and offer solutions to problems like overcrowded prisons has fallen short.

Last month, former Elizabeth City State professor Reed Adams and his organization, the N.C. Criminal Justice Association, said they proposed Perdue create a state criminologist to work with existing public safety agencies and offer solutions independent of politics.

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