Blog Posts in Criminal Justice Reform

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  • The Zo
    The Zo

    This post isn’t so much a blog of my original thoughts so much as a recommendation. I recently came across an incredible series of videos produced by The Marshall Project entitled “The Zo.” The ...

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  • New Law Update
    New Law Update

    Eyewitness identifications are one of the most common causes of wrongful convictions. Data published by the Innocence Project indicates that a full 75% of convictions later overturned by DNA evidence ...

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  • Juveniles and Miranda Rights
    Juveniles and Miranda Rights

    Effective at the beginning of 2018, California law now requires that any juvenile under the age of 16 be permitted to consult with a lawyer prior to any custodial interrogation and even before they ...

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  • Can a Criminal Conviction Harm My Immigration Status?
    Can a Criminal Conviction Harm My Immigration Status?

    When someone chooses to plead guilty in a criminal case, the plea must be “knowing, intelligent, and voluntary.” This means they must understand the rights they are giving up in order to plead guilty, ...

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  • A Prosecutor's Duty: Defining Justice
    A Prosecutor's Duty: Defining Justice

    In my last blog, I began talking about the structural imbalances in the criminal justice system between the government and the accused and the ways the Constitution and courts have devised to attempt ...

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  • Up And Vanished and the Evidence Requirement
    Up And Vanished and the Evidence Requirement

    I recently listened to a great podcast called Up and Vanished. Yes, despite working in the criminal justice system day in and day out, I too love a good true crime story. Getting to listen to these ...

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