Month May 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis Should Not Increase the Crisis in Public Defense

The Center for Science and Justice is committed to improving the reliability and fairness of our criminal justice system through effective and meaningful research. Improving the justice system, however, depends on more than research; a fair and reliable justice system… Continue Reading →

CSAFE Renewed for Five Years

CSAFE, which supports forensic research at Duke Law, wins federal renewal for another five-year term At Duke Law, funds from the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence are used to improve the way forensic evidence is used in the courts…. Continue Reading →

The pandemic and North Carolinians battling drug addiction

New op-ed at NC Policy Watch by Dr. Allison Robertson, PhD, MPH – an Associate Professor in the Services Effectiveness Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, and faculty member with Duke Law Center for Science and Justice…. Continue Reading →

Judging Risk

Just published this past week – John Monahan and Brandon Garrett’s piece “Judging Risk” in the California Law Review.  The abstract: Risk assessment plays an increasingly pervasive role in criminal justice in the United States at all stages of the… Continue Reading →

NC Criminal Debt Panel Discussion

A panel discussion, launching Duke CSJ’s new report and website on fines and fees in criminal cases, with the NC ACLU’s Kristie Puckett Williams, Cristina Becker, NC Justice Center’s Daniel Bowes, and Forward Justice’s Whitley Carpenter, Fines and Fees Justice… Continue Reading →

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