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‘Stop Decriminalising Crime’ 

July 10, 2024

“When a gap opens between what the law punishes and what society believes should be punished, people lose respect for the law and are more likely to violate it,” writes Prof. Paul H. Robinson and Jeffrey Seaman L’27.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Supreme Court Revisits Retaliatory Arrest Claims 

June 20, 2024

Prof. Tobias Barrington Wolff comments on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the contrasting views of Justices Alito and Jackson regarding claims of arrest in response to protected speech. 

Criminal Law & Justice 

‘Officers’ Failure to Appear in Court Undermines Justice’ 

June 14, 2024

Prof. Sandy Mayson advocates holding police departments responsible for their officers’ appearances in court.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Significant Public Defender Shortage 

May 13, 2024

The Quattrone Center’s Prof. Paul Heaton has found that statewide, public defenders are experiencing a substantial personnel shortfall. 

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Report of the Philadelphia Event Review Team on the Wrongful Conviction of Marshall Hale 

April 17, 2024

A new report provides recommended criminal justice system reforms based on a Sentinel Event Review (SER) of the wrongful conviction and 33-year incarceration of Hale.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

American Criminal Law: Its People, Principles, and Evolution 

March 18, 2024

“Criminal law earns its moral authority by publicly committing itself to doing justice above all else,” said Prof. Paul H. Robinson.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

‘False Positive’ Field Drug Tests Lead to Wrongful Convictions 

January 9, 2024

A pathbreaking Quattrone Center report shows that the use of presumptive field tests in drug arrests is one of largest known contributing factors to wrongful arrests and convictions.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Philadelphia Police ‘Failure to Appear’ Stalls Justice 

December 4, 2023

At The Philadelphia Inquirer, Prof. Sandy Mayson writes that court absenteeism by police officers, witnesses, and private attorneys has serious consequences.

Criminal Law & Justice 

Quattrone Center Hires National Policy Advisor 

November 14, 2023

Criminal legal reform expert Rebecca Brown has joined the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice as Policy Advisor.

Criminal Law & Justice 

Transforming the Parole Process 

October 13, 2023

A fierce advocate for people impacted by incarceration, Sadye Stern L’22 worked on parole justice with Amistad Law Project.

Criminal Law & Justice, Pathways to the Profession 

‘Half the Police Force Quit. Crime Dropped’ 

August 2, 2023

“It’s no coincidence that the cities we most associate with violence also have long and documented histories of police abuse,” writes Quattrone Center Journalism Fellow Radley Balko.

Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Committed to Public Defense 

July 25, 2023

George Kunkel SP2’23, L’25 is working toward a career in holistic public defense alongside seasoned trial attorneys at the Orleans Public Defenders.

Criminal Law & Justice, Pathways to the Profession