By Belle Allmendinger
The Wilson Center welcomed Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, for the first installment of the Novel Justice series, which invites recently published criminal justice authors to present their work … Continue Reading →
More than 40 students worked with the Wilson Center during the fall semester, with many continuing on with their projects this spring.
The Duke University undergraduates, law students, and graduate students worked across more than 10 projects, bringing their excitement … Continue Reading →
By Belle Allmendinger
The Wilson Center and Duke Law’s Ben Grunwald hosted the inaugural Empirical Criminal Law Roundtable in December.
“We are so pleased to have gathered together such an impressive and collegial group of scholars from across the country, … Continue Reading →
By Annie Han
In December, North Carolina’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC) released 125 recommendations that encompass all aspects of the criminal justice system, starting with police contact, then the courts, and sentencing.
“North Carolina can … Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: If you’ve ever needed help but weren’t sure where to turn, then you know how important just one trustworthy guide can be. This blog post is the first of an occasional series called “Connection, Trust, and Recovery,” by … Continue Reading →
Thomas Maher, who has served as Executive Director at the Wilson Center, will be departing to return to private practice on January 1.
Maher, who has taught criminal trial practice to Duke Law students for nearly 30 years, joined the … Continue Reading →
By De’Ja Wood
This summer, the murder of George Floyd seized national attention and sparked protests and discourse about police violence across the country. The ongoing discussion about police brutality led to an online petition calling for Colorado government agencies … Continue Reading →
Wilson Center researchers recently joined Nicholas Scurich, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Vice Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California in Irvine, to explain their findings about lay jurors perceptions of forensic evidence.… Continue Reading →
By Sydney Gaviser
In light of high-profile police uses of force and subsequent protests this summer, police officers have been scrutinized more than ever. While some of the conversation has related to rules for police use of force and how … Continue Reading →
By: Alexi DeLara
Every year, Duke University offers the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in Bass Connections, year-long research projects spanning a variety of topics. These students work as a team alongside faculty with a common end … Continue Reading →
The Greensboro News & Record ran an editorial this weekend from Dr. Marvin Swartz and Dr. Allison Robertson, Professor and Assistant Professor, respectively, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.
From the article:
Recent elections brought resurgent national interest … Continue Reading →
The New Mexico Supreme Court recently cited Wilson Center research in a unanimous opinion that raises the standards for eyewitness identification under the state constitution.
The opinion in State v. Martinez affirmed a man’s convictions for killing two Santa Fe … Continue Reading →