Fewer Stays, Fewer Days
In 2019, the Harvard Law Review published a quantitative study by researchers from the RAND Corporation and the Law School’s Quattrone Center entitled “The Effects of Holistic Defense on Criminal Justice Outcomes.”Learn More
On, Not Off: Utility Affordability
Customer assistance programs (CAPs), as well as other regulatory measures mandated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission that reflect the goals of universal service, are intended to maintain the affordability of essential gas and electricity service for low-income Pennsylvanians.Learn More
It’s Time to Right the Wrong
Pennsylvania does not compensate innocent persons who are exonerated after being convicted and incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. This video makes the case for a compensation statute for exonerees.Learn More
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Visual Advocacy for Advocates: How Philadelphia’s Defender Association Used Social Media to Increase Funding for Its Workers
The staff members of the Defender Association at every level are essential to the fair and efficient operation of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system and deserve pay parity with other City workers. But how do they show that?
A Confederate Flag in the Jury Room Leads to a New Trial: “Talking Images” and the Visual Turn in Law
Does the image of a Confederate flag framed and hung on the wall of a jury room provide “extraneous prejudicial information” on which to set aside a verdict? Yes!
A visual call to justice on a lamp post in West Philadelphia??
Only “Good Victims” Need Apply: “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” and Poor Black Women in Crack Culture
The story of a serial killer who took advantage of crack culture to prey on black women can tell us much about what is wrong with the notion of “the good victim.”
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University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204