September 2, 2008
NYU's new Center on the Administration of Criminal Law
I am very pleased to note the launch of New York University School of Law's Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, which describes its mission in its website this way: "The Center on the Administration of Criminal Law is an apolitical advocacy organization and think-tank dedicated to the promotion of good government practices in criminal matters." Here is more from the website:
The Center analyzes important issues of criminal law, particularly focusing on prosecutorial power and discretion. It pursues this mission in three main arenas: academia, litigation, and public policy debates. The academic component researches criminal justice practices at all levels of government, produces scholarship on criminal justice issues, and hosts symposia and conferences to address significant topics in criminal law and procedure. The litigation component uses the Center’s research and experience with criminal justice practices to assist in important criminal justice matters, particularly in cases in which exercises of prosecutorial discretion create significant legal issues. The public policy component applies the Center’s criminal justice expertise to improve the dialogue on criminal justice matters with elected and appointed public officials and with the media.
I am very excited about the work that this new Center is getting involved in, and I hope to post more soon about at least one of its first efforts.
September 2, 2008 at 04:28 PM | Permalink
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Very good news, and right to the point.
Posted by: beth curtis | Sep 2, 2008 7:25:15 PM