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Archive: October 2020

Student Post: Winston-Salem Police Should Adopt Reform to Exhaust All Alternatives Before Shooting

October 23, 2020

Editor’s note: There are several Duke University and Duke Law students working with the Wilson Center for Science and Justice this semester, including some who are working on a “blog team.” Those students are learning about the intersection of the … Continue Reading →

Reading List: Black Economists on Criminal Justice

July 31, 2020

Megan Stevenson, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Margaret Shin, a J.D. Candidate at the same school, recently put together a new reading list of Black economists writing about crime and criminal … Continue Reading →

Maher Underscores Importance of Public Defense in Task Force’s Racial Equity Work

July 29, 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Executive Director Tom Maher spoke Tuesday to the Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.

The group, which has been working for at least a month, made its first recommendations last week … Continue Reading →

Duke Center for Science and Justice Postdoc Joins Permanently as New Research Director

July 13, 2020

Dr. William Crozier has permanently joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice as the new Research Director after working for about two years as a post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Crozier received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State before … Continue Reading →

Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force to Meet for First Time Today

July 10, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper has officially appointed the full 25-person Racial Equity in Criminal Justice Task Force, and the group will meet for the first time at 10 a.m. today. The Task Force will develop and help implement policy solutions to … Continue Reading →

Award-winning journalist Boughton to lead communications at Duke Center for Science and Justice

July 7, 2020

Melissa Boughton, who has been an award-winning journalist for nearly a decade, joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice this week as the Senior Communications Specialist.

Boughton most recently worked as the Courts, Law, Democracy and Immigration reporter at … Continue Reading →