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Fines, Fees, and Driver’s License Suspensions

April 10, 2020

We have just published in the Duke Law Journal, an empirical article that grew out of an earlier report analyzing driver’s license suspensions in North Carolina.  The piece, by William Crozier and Brandon Garrett is: “Driven to Failure: An Empirical … Continue Reading →

NC COVID-19 and Criminal Justice Resources

April 3, 2020

Updated July 2.  We aim to maintain a running repository of news coverage, court orders, filings, letters, and policy regarding North Carolina COVID-19 response in the criminal system. This resource collection was created by Deniz Ariturk, recent graduate of the … Continue Reading →

Why Jails Matter in the Fight Against COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Anna Flagg and Joe Neff reporting in the Marshall Project and NYT Upshot – with wonderful jail churn data visualization:

Picture thousands of cruise ships jammed with guests but short on hand sanitizer, protective gear and medical care. Every week, … Continue Reading →

Justice in Forensic Algorithms

April 1, 2020

CSJ Director Brandon Garrett’s new piece in the Harvard Data Science Review, a comment on a new piece by Cynthia Rudin, Caroline Wang, and Beau Coker, titled “The Age of Secrecy and Unfairness in Recidivism Prediction.”  An excerpt:

I write … Continue Reading →

Wilson Center Crim Works in Progress Mondays

Wilson Center Crim Works in Progress Mondays

March 31, 2020

We at the Wilson Center have been organizing Criminal Justice Works in Progress gatherings on Mondays on Zoom. Please let us know if you would like to join or present (email us at WCSJ@law.duke.edu).

Here is our schedule so far … Continue Reading →

Criminal defense expert Maher joins Duke Center for Science and Justice as executive director

March 30, 2020

Thomas Maher, who has taught criminal trial practice to Duke Law students for nearly 30 years, has joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice as executive director. (full story on the Duke Law website).

Maher practiced criminal defense law … Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Duke CSJ Blog

Welcome to the Duke CSJ Blog

March 27, 2020

The Duke Center for Science and Justice brings together faculty and students in law, medicine, public policy, and arts and sciences to pursue research, policy and law reform, and education improve criminal justice outcomes. cSJ… Continue Reading →

Joe Bryan Pardoned 

March 23, 2020

Last fall our Amicus Lab Course wrote an amicus brief in support of Joe Bryan’s post-conviction petition to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Here is a pdf of the entire Bryan Amicus Brief.  He had been denied parole seven … Continue Reading →

When they See Us

When they See Us

March 20, 2020

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Eyewitness Identification Research

March 20, 2020

Our work, with collaborators at UVA and U. Utah, studying eyewitness evidence in court is available on OSF here.  Below is a description – and watch out for updates in the months ahead.

This part of the project involves studies … Continue Reading →