Wilson Center Crim Works in Progress Mondays

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 (times are EST):


Postponed to fall – Avani Mehta Sood (UC Berkeley Law), “Reaching a Verdict: Testing the Legal and Psychological Effects of Verdict Format in Criminal Cases”


April 26, 2021 – 11 am – Shima Baradaran Baughman (Utah Law), “Crime and the Mythology of Police”

March 29, 2021 – 11 am – Russell Gold (Alabama Law), “Procedure’s Racism”

February 22, 2021: – 11 am – Cynthia Godsoe (Brooklyn Law),  “Beyond Prosecution: Defunding, Disaggregating & Reimagining Public Safety”

February 8, 2021 – 11 am – Kelsey Henderson and Erika Fountain (Portland State and University of Maryland), “Judicial Involvement in Plea Bargaining”

February 1, 2021 – 11 am – Brandon Garrett, Tom Albright (Duke Law and Salk Institute for Biological Studies), “The Law and Science of Eyewitness Evidence”

January 25, 2021 – 11 am – Janet Moore and Team (Cincinnati Law), “Reclaiming Safety: Participatory Research, Community Perspectives, and Possibilities for Transformation” [Team: Lauren Johnson – J.D. candidate (2021) at the University of Cincinnati College of Law; Cinnamon Pelly – Community Member – Chief Operating Officer at Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio; Dr. Ebony Ruhland – with other colleges and departments – Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice; Simone Bess – Community Member – Community-Based Educator in Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. Jacinda K. Dariotis – Director of the Family Resiliency Center and Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Janet Moore – Cincinnati Law]

January 18, 2021 – 11 am – Colleen Berryessa (Rutgers Criminal Justice), “A Tale of Second Chances: Public Support for Early Release Mechanisms that Reduce Long-term and Excessive Prison Sentences”

January 11, 2021 – 11 am – Chris Wildeman (Duke Sociology), “Does Incarceration Shape Trust in the State, Community Engagement, and Civic Participation?”

December 14, 2020 – 11 am – Jeff Fagan (Columbia Law), “Are Police Officers Bayesians? Police Updating in Investigative Stops”

December 7, 2020 – 11 am – Thea Johnson (Rutgers Law), “Lying and the Paradox of Plea Bargaining”

August 10, 2020 – 11 am –  Kureva Matuku (Florida International University), “Contextual Case Information and How it Affects Judgements of Eyewitness Accuracy”

August 3, 2020 – 11 am – Mara Redlich Revkin (Georgetown Law), “How Does Severity of Punishment Affect Reintegration of Former Offenders? Evidence from Iraq”

July 27, 2020 – 11 am – Madalyn Wasilcsuk (LSU Law), “How Police Hiring Policies Fail to Account for Emerging Adulthood”

July 20, 2020 – 11 am – Paul Heaton (Quattrone Center, U. Penn Law), “Improving Pretrial Outcomes without Actuarial Risk Assessment”

July 13, 2020 – 11 am – Jocelyn Simonson (Brooklyn Law), “Police Reform Through a Power Lense”

July 6, 2020 – 11 am – Zachary Kaufman (Houston Law), “Digital Age Samaritans”

June 29, 2020 – 3:00 pm – Seth Stoughton (South Carolina Law), “Fourth Amendment Spillage and the Regulation of Police Violence”

June 22, 2020 – 9:30 – Justin Murray (New York Law School), “Policing Procedural Error in the Lower Criminal Courts”

June 15, 2020 – 3 pm – Rebecca Wexler (U. California Berkeley), “Privacy Asymmetries”

June 1, 2020 – 11:30 – Adele Quigley-McBride (PhD. Iowa State), “Practical solutions to forensic contextual bias in fingerprint analysis: Proposals for future directions.”

May 26, 2020 – 1 pm – Chris Slobogin (Vanderbilt Law), “Just Algorithms: Using Science to Reduce Incarceration and Inform a Jurisprudence of Risk,” chapters 2 & 3.

May 18, 2020 – 9:30 – Barry Friedman (NYU Law, Director, The Policing Project), “What is Public Safety?”

May 4, 2020 – 11:30 – Tess Neal (Arizona State U. School of Social & Behavioral Sciences) & Christopher King (Montclair State University, Psychology), “Legally-Required Scrutiny of Psychological Testing Evidence is Rare.”

April 27, 2020 – 9:30 – Marty Davidson (PhD. candidate U. Michigan), “Examining Legal System Outcomes in the Shadow of Police Encounters.”

April 20, 2020 – 11:30 – Jim Griener (Harvard Law, Access to Justice Lab), “Credible Measurement of the Costs and Benefits of Predisposition Incarceration”

April 13, 2020 – 9:30 am – Lee Kovarsky (U. Maryland Law), “Delay in the Shadow of Death,” a forthcoming paper examining sources for delay in capital litigation.

April 6, 2020 – 11:30 am – Dr. Evan Marie Lowder (George Mason’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society), “Improving the Accuracy and Fairness of Pretrial Release Decisions: A Multi-Site Study of Risk Assessments Implemented in Four Counties,” https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/awards/2018-r2-cx-0023

March 30, 2020 – 9:30 am – Jenny Carroll (U. Alabama Law), “Pretrial Detention in the Era of COVID-19”