Month August 2020

Ronnie Long is Finally Free

After 44 years in prison serving time for a crime he didn’t commit, Ronnie Long is finally free. From Duke Law news: On Wednesday, the State of North Carolina filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the… Continue Reading →

Ronnie Long Closer to Freedom After Federal Court Rules his Rights Were Violated

Ronnie Long has spent 44 years in prison for a crime he’s claimed since the beginning he didn’t commit, and he is closer now than ever to freedom after a federal court ruled this week that his constitutional rights were… Continue Reading →

New Article from Garrett, Albright First to Explore Intersection of Law, Science of Eyewitness Evidence

Eyewitness evidence, used in tens of thousands of criminal cases each year, crucially depends on eyewitness memory, which is quite fallible. The potential inaccuracy of eyewitness memory has been long demonstrated by examples of misidentifications, including in cases of wrongful… Continue Reading →

CSJ’s Dr. Marvin Swartz Discusses Police Misconduct, Reform in New Guest Post

Dr. Marvin Swartz brought some needed attention on a form of police misconduct that’s remained mostly out of the spotlight in a new guest post on NC Policy Watch. The post, titled, “Concerns about police misconduct should spur reform, funding… Continue Reading →

Postdoc Karima Modjadidi Headed to RTI after Duke CSJ Fellowship

Last week was Post-doctoral Fellow Karima Modjadidi’s last at the Duke Law Center for Science and Justice, and soon she will start working at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in Durham. Modjadidi has been a fellow at the Center for… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Duke Science & Society Event will Address Racial Bias in Healthcare, COVID-19

The Duke Center for Science and Justice is cohosting an upcoming ┬áDuke Science & Society event as part of its Coronavirus Conversations series. The virtual event is titled “Racial Bias in the Healthcare System and COVID Outcomes” and will start… Continue Reading →

North Carolinians to USCCR: More Has to be Done to Mitigate Impact of Court Fines, Fees

North Carolina residents, attorneys and criminal justice reform advocates laid bare Thursday the brutal consequences for defendants who can’t afford to pay court fines and fees to the┬áNorth Carolina Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR)…. Continue Reading →

Upcoming SAMHSA Webinar Offers Advice for Drug Treatment Courts During Pandemic

There are currently 59 recovery courts in 32 counties in North Carolina, and thousands more across the nation designed to help criminal defendants who have alcohol and other substance use disorders. Many of those courts have been successfully using teleservices… Continue Reading →

New CSAFE Study Shows Juror Appraisals of Forensic Evidence

A new CSAFE study by Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett, Research Director William Crozier and Towson University’s Jeff Kukucka was released online in late July and will appear in the October issue of Forensic Science International…. Continue Reading →

Faculty from Duke CSJ Behavioral Health Core Looking for PostDoc

The Duke Service Effectiveness Research Program in the Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate to join their research team. The candidate will work under the supervision of senior faculty members (and Duke… Continue Reading →

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