Dear alumni and friends: It’s an honor to write to you as the new chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. My appointment began in August and, despite all the current challenges, the semester is going very well. I’m proud of our students for continuing to work towards their degrees amid the ongoing disruption and difficulty.
Excited Utterance is a podcast by two evidence and proof scholars at Vanderbilt and Arkansas law schools. They claim to have about 4 to 5 thousand listeners. They read newly published articles and pick the ones they like for broadcasting – to introduce interested scholars to articles they might want to read in depth.
The Sentencing Project, Wayne State University, and advocates currently serving life at the Detroit Reentry Center and Women’s Huron Correctional Facility will host a discussion on the impact of life sentences and the growing movement calling for “Second Look” policies that scale back long-term incarceration.
Grace Novak of Royal Oak was selected for the organization’s scholarship. The $1000.00 award honors the late Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose. He was murdered on a street investigation in Detroit in November 2016. He was pursuing a master’s degree from the university at the time of his death.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— On June 2, just as the sun was setting behind the old tobacco warehouses downtown, the city’s police chief addressed roughly 200 people who were gathered for the fourth day to protest racial injustice.