From https://mitchellhamline.edu/sex-offense-litigation-policy/ The Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law collects and disseminates information about cases on issues of sexual violence policy, and facilitates communication, sharing, and the development of strategies among the lawyers, advocates and academics who seek a more sensible and effective public policy on sexual violence […]
New post on Collateral Consequences Resource Center CCRC scholarship round-up – August 2019 by Alessandro Corda Editor’s note: This past year has seen a burgeoning of scholarship dealing with collateral consequences broadly defined, from lawyers, social scientists, and philosophers. CCRC’s good friend Alessandro Corda has selected fifteen notable articles published in 2018-19, with information, links, and abstracts. […]
Conclusion Prosecutors are not powerless. Indeed, virtually every criminal justice outcome can be traced to a prosecutor’s decision. But this exercise—“six degrees of prosecution”—can be conducted with many other criminal justice actors. For every prosecutor who asks for a high bail or severe sentence, there is a legislature that authorized the result and a judge […]
Arizona advocates, Use this link to find your state legislators: Member Roster Member Roster Click on the ‘Find My Legislator’ button on the right. Put in your physical address. When your senator pops up write down their office phone number or click on the ’email prefix’ and you will be able to send an email […]
FACT: More people are now listed on sex-offender registries than are currently in jail in the US. It’s an amazing statistic that illuminates one of the darkest corners of our criminal justice system: our fear-based approach to dealing with sex offenders. So why do we have these massive lists? Are they fair? Do they keep us safe? Untouchable, the […]
Journal keepers, memoirists, and autobiographers have long understood the healing power of personal writing. Today, science confirms it: Telling our stories is good for our health. Studies show that as little as 15 minutes of expressive writing a day can dramatically improve your physical and mental well-being. Writing about our thoughts and feelings strengthens the […]
From The Marshall Project, here is their picks for the best criminal justice books of 2017. https://www.themarshallproject.org/books?list=2 The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives The Chickenshit Club digs into prosecutorial underreach — the failure to prosecute bankers and other executives after the collapse of the housing bubble. A Colony in a […]
Found this group on facebook. Might be a good way to stay in touch with your local Representatives. https://www.facebook.com/townhall Please be proactive in contacting and addressing your local congress and district congress people. Just remember that they only act on what they hear from local citizens. Make your voice heard.
At the end of next week, two WAR members will attend the 4th Annual Gonzaga University International Conference on Hate Studies in Spokane, WA. We will present a podcast containing powerful information that we expect to be eye-opening, even to those who might study “hate” for a living. We will then answer questions and distribute […]
CCRC and its partner organizations NACDL, NLADA and the National HIRE Network are pleased to offer a state-by-state analysis of the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to restoration of rights and status following arrest or conviction. These jurisdictional “profiles” cover areas such as loss and restoration of civil rights and firearms rights, judicial […]
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