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Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Appearances

  • March 24, 2017
    Quattrone Center Research Fellow Megan Stevenson testified on bail reform movements across the country and their lessons for Philadelphia before the Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform in Philadelphia on March 24.
  • February 17, 2017
    Paul Heaton and John Hollway participated as presenters at the 12th Annual Harry Frank Guggeheim Symposium on Crime in America hosted by the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Heaton addressed the Quattrone Center’s recent work on bail reform, while Hollway discussed improving public understanding of forensic science.
  • November 18, 2016
    Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center, presented his work with Research Fellows Sandy Mayson and Megan Stevenson on the impacts of pretrial detention in misdemeanor cases at the 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) held at Duke Law School.
  • October 28, 2016
    Quattrone Center Executive Director John Hollway and faculty affiliate David Rudovsky appeared as panelists at the 2016 Villanova Law Review Normal J. Shachoy Symposium on “Exploring Police Accountability in America”.
  • September 29, 2016
    Quattrone Center Executive Director John Hollway moderated a panel on litigating innocence cases from the prosecutor’s perspective at the University of Baltimore School of Law conference From Bloodsworth to Today: Wrongful Convictions in Maryland.
  • September 12, 2016
    Quattrone Center Academic Director Paul Heaton testified on the Center’s recent research on the effects of pretrial detention before the Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform in Philadelphia on Sept. 12. Penn Criminology Professor Richard Berk also provided testimony on pretrial risk assessment at the session.

    Link to slides
  • August 29, 2016
    Quattrone Center Executive Director John Hollway presented on the Center’s work on root cause analysis and sentinel event reviews as part of the annual program meeting of the Center for American and International Law held in Plano, TX. He also led a panel discussing conviction integrity units.
  • July 29, 2016
    Quattrone Fellow Megan Stevenson presented her recent work on the effects of bail at the Economics of Crime working group meeting held as part of the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute in Cambridge, MA
  • April 15, 2016
    John Hollway, Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, was invited to give a presentation at the April 15 meeting of the Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform convened by the Philadelphia City Council. The committee, of which Hollway is a member, includes a diverse set of representatives from the judiciary, prosecution and defense bar, community organizations, and research community and is tasked with reforming Philadelphia’s criminal justice system to reduce costs and lower corrections populations while ensuring fairness and maintaining public safety.  John spoke about the systems approach and how it can be used to address the unique criminal justice challenges that exist in Philadelphia.
  • April 7, 2016
    John Hollway, Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, was one of the featured speakers at the 2016 Innocence Network Annual Conference, a gathering of practitioners, exonerees, researchers, and advocates involved in the innocence movement.  John discussed the systems approach and the Center’s recent work on conviction integrity.
  • March 31, 2016

    John Hollway, Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, discussed the Center’s ongoing research into racial disparities in plea bargaining at the Law & Policy Forum 2016 held at Duquesne Law School and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvania Bar Association.  John’s presentation, included in a panel on “Race in Criminal Justice Today,” was part of a broader discussion of the forum’s theme of “Mass Incarceration:  A Provocative Discussion of the Legal, Constitutional and Social Issues.”

  • March 10, 2016
    From March 7-11, Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center, participated in the Transnational Program at Waseda Law, an annual conference which brings together scholars and law students from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, and the United States to discuss contemporary issues in comparative law.  This year’s conference, enititled “Lay Participation in Criminal Justice”, focused on the role of juries and advisory lay participants play in criminal adjudication.  Professor Heaton lectured on the U.S. jury system, reviewing empirical research on the performance of juries and considering ways the U.S. jury system might be strengthened to reduce errors.
  • February 3, 2016
    John Hollway, Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, will be moderating the panel A Systems Approach to Mending Justice Copping a Plea: Why the Innocent Go to Jail at the 11th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, Making Room for Justice: Crime, Public Safety & the Choices Ahead for Americans. The symposium takes place on February 25-26, 2016 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    Panelists include: Keir Bradford-Gray, Philadelphia Defender Association; Matthew Johnson, Associate Professor, John Jay College; Rodney Roberts, Exoneree; Julie Seaman, Emory University School of Law.

    Twenty-one U.S. journalists from print, online and broadcast outlets have also been awarded Reporting Fellowships to attend the conference, including four who have received special fellowships from the Quattrone Center on the Fair Administration of Justice for projects examining systemic issues in the justice system. The unique fellowships are aimed at encouraging and promoting top-quality journalism on criminal justice.
  • November 14, 2015
    Megan Stevenson, a Quattrone Center Research Fellow, chaired a session on vulnerable children and youth at the Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in Miami, FL.
  • November 12, 2015
    To support the Deleware Access to Justice Commission’s efforts to reduce racial disparities in the state’s criminal justice system, Quattrone Center affiliated faculty members Stephanos Bibas and David Rudovsky appeared at public hearings to discuss national best practices regarding police data collection and bail and pre-trial procedure.
  • October 22, 2015
    Emily Owens, an affiliated faculty member of the Quattrone Center, discussed research on alternatives to incarceration for the Committee on Fairness of the Delaware State Courts’ Access to Justice Commission.
  • October 19, 2015

    John Hollway was a featured panelist at the Wrongful Convictions Summit held by the King County (Brooklyn, NY) DA’s Office at Brooklyn Law School on October 15-16, 2015.

  • October 5, 2015
    Megan Stevenson, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, is presenting some of her juvenile justice research at the Conference on Empirical Legal Studies this October.
  • October 2, 2015
    Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center, presented his research on swift, certain, and fair sanctioning approaches in community supervision at the 7th Transatlantic Workshop on the Economics of Crime at the London School of Economics.
  • September 3, 2015

    The executive director of the Quattrone Center, John Hollway, will share observations from a research survey conducted on conviction review units nationwide at a groundbreaking symposium offered by the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at Santa Clara University School of Law.

  • August 20, 2015

    The Quattrone Center’s Dr. Erin Kerrison (also a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Criminology) will present research findings at the Mid-Atlantic Law and Society Association’s third annual conference, hosted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice on October 10, 2015.