Tying It All Together – I’m Smarter than a Ninth Grader – The Culture of Lawfulness Model and Its Origins in the Schools
This author has spent much of the last two decades working on building a model to promote a culture of lawfulness internationally alongside a team under the leadership of Dr. Roy Godson of Georgetown University and the National Strategy Information Center (NSIC). After studying diverse locations around the globe that had successfully overcome decades of entrenched crime and corruption (Palermo, Sicily; Hong Kong, Bogota, Colombia), we distilled some common lessons learned that could be adapted and used to help promote a culture of lawfulness, or a culture that is supportive of the rule of law. Importantly, these lessons recognized that cultural change cannot occur overnight, and can often take over a decade.
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