Joe Biden has learned from the mistakes he made in the past, and is now offering a series of criminal justice reforms that will address problems created by legislation he supported. He called his historic tough-on-crime approach a "big mistake"
- it is important that voters judge him on his more recent record and election pledges. For more on the reforms Biden will implement, see the argument 'Joe Biden will reform the police force and criminal justice system'.
Trump also has adopted a tough-on-crime approach to criminal justice, and so Biden's poor track record on the issue does not mean Trump would be better for the US criminal justice system. For more on this, see the position 'Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be as good as each other for criminal justice'.