The Quattrone Center invites you attend a talk with author Brandon Garrett on his new book “Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Exposing the Flaws in Forensics.” This book exposes the imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions. He will be joined by Dr. Itiel Dror, University College London and Maneka Sinha, University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Register here
Amid ongoing calls for reform to address systemic racism in our communities, our 911 operators continue to receive about 500,000 calls each day. These operators are the first of our first responders. The information they gather, what they transmit, and the way they transmit it can have a meaningful impact on how police respond to calls for help from our communities. And as the recent killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia shows, the manner in which police get dispatched to an encounter with a community member can critically shape how it ends. Register here
Seeing Us, and Hearing Our Voices: A Criminal Justice Conversation with Yusef Salaam and John Legend
The Quattrone Center is proud to host an online conversation with world-famous recording artist and criminal justice reform advocate, John Legend and member of the Exonerated Five, Dr. Yusef Salaam. They will be discussing new directions in criminal justice reform and how their reform efforts reflect this year’s dramatic shift in national focus towards racial justice. Register here
In this virtual event convened by PA Senator Maria Collett and PA Senator Anthony Williams as a part of their Racial Equity Tour, Quattrone Center Executive Director John Hollway describes legislation that could be enacted to improve criminal justice accountability and prevent errors.
In testimony for the Joint Hearings of the Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee and Judiciary Committee on “Ensuring Accountability and Equality in Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System”, Quattrone Center Academic Director Paul Heaton describes the role event reviews can play in creating police accountability.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.