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Re-Examining The Landscape Of Employee Drug-Testing In Missouri Post-Amendment 3, Paige Hume Jan 2023

Re-Examining The Landscape Of Employee Drug-Testing In Missouri Post-Amendment 3, Paige Hume

SLU Law Journal Online

In November 2022, Missouri residents voted to ratify Amendment 3 to the state constitution and make the recreational use of marijuana legal. Yet, Missouri is one of only a few states that does not have protections for private employment drug testing. In this article, Paige Hume discusses the landscape of employment drug testing in Missouri, as well as the impact of the new amendment on workers.


Greening Criminal Legal Deserts In Rural Texas, Pamela R. Metzger, Claire Buetow, Kristin Meeks, Blane Skiles, Jiacheng Yu Dec 2022

Greening Criminal Legal Deserts In Rural Texas, Pamela R. Metzger, Claire Buetow, Kristin Meeks, Blane Skiles, Jiacheng Yu

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Texas’ rural communities urgently need more prosecutors and public defense providers. On average, Texas’ most urban areas have 28 lawyers for every 100 criminal cases, but rural areas only have five. Many rural prosecutor’s offices cannot recruit and retain enough staff. The Constitution’s promise of equal justice for all remains unfulfilled. Rural Texans charged with misdemeanors are four times less likely to have a lawyer than urban defendants. In 2021, only 403 rural Texas lawyers accepted an appointment to represent an adult criminal defendant. In 65 rural counties, no lawyer accepted an appointment. And the problem is getting worse. Since …


Getting Gideon Right, Andrew L.B. Davies, Blane Skiles, Pamela R. Metzger, Janelle Gursoy, Alex Romo Apr 2022

Getting Gideon Right, Andrew L.B. Davies, Blane Skiles, Pamela R. Metzger, Janelle Gursoy, Alex Romo

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

In Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the government must provide a criminal defense lawyer for any accused person who cannot afford one. But for too many people, Gideon's promise remains unfulfilled. In Texas, there are no statewide guidelines about who is entitled to a court-appointed lawyer. Instead, counties create their own rules that create serious gaps in constitutional protection. Getting Gideon Right investigates the financial standards that determine an accused person's eligibility for appointed counsel in Texas county courts. The report reveals a patchwork of county court policies that are both complex and severe.


Fewer, Not Fairer, Victoria Smiegocki, Pamela R. Metzger, Andrew L.B. Davies Nov 2021

Fewer, Not Fairer, Victoria Smiegocki, Pamela R. Metzger, Andrew L.B. Davies

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

In 2019, police across Dallas County asked the District Attorney to prosecute fewer marijuana cases than the year before. This report examines whether the racial disparity in those cases improved at the same time. Fewer, Not Fairer shows that while the number of referrals declined, police were still more likely to refer a Black person for marijuana prosecution than a non-Black person. However, some cities achieved more fairness when their police departments almost entirely stopped requesting marijuana prosecutions altogether.


Grand Juries Should Not Hear Police Misconduct Cases: Grand Juries Will Indict Anything, But A Police Officer, Kaeleigh Wiliams Oct 2021

Grand Juries Should Not Hear Police Misconduct Cases: Grand Juries Will Indict Anything, But A Police Officer, Kaeleigh Wiliams

SLU Law Journal Online

Grand juries will indict everyone but police officers. In this article, Kaeleigh Williams argues that the time has come for a new mechanism to be used in police officer misconduct cases.


When “Empty Is Not Closed”: Organizing Efforts To (Officially) Close St. Louis’ Infamous Workhouse, Brianna Coppersmith Sep 2021

When “Empty Is Not Closed”: Organizing Efforts To (Officially) Close St. Louis’ Infamous Workhouse, Brianna Coppersmith

SLU Law Journal Online

Despite years of community organizing, legal advocacy, and policy change to close St. Louis’ Medium Security Institution, the jail has reopened. In this article, Brianna Coppersmith provides a brief history of the campaign to close the jail, commonly called the Workhouse, and discusses what its reopening might mean for related pending litigation.


The Abcs Of Racial Disparity, Pamela R. Metzger, Kristin Meeks, Victoria Smiegocki, Kenitra Brown Jul 2021

The Abcs Of Racial Disparity, Pamela R. Metzger, Kristin Meeks, Victoria Smiegocki, Kenitra Brown

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Data show that Black and White people use marijuana at roughly equal rates. Yet in 2018, in six of Dallas County's biggest cities, Black people were vastly overrepresented in the enforcement of low-level drug crimes. With a look at enforcement trends before the election of District Attorney John Creuzot, this study launches a series of reports about how his reforms have impacted Dallas County.


Budding Change, Pamela R. Metzger, Victoria Smiegocki, Kristin Meeks Jul 2021

Budding Change, Pamela R. Metzger, Victoria Smiegocki, Kristin Meeks

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Budding Change explores what happened when Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot (DA Creuzot) radically changed his office’s policies about the prosecution of first-time misdemeanor marijuana cases. The report concludes that DA Creuzot’s 2019 policies were associated with significant reductions in police enforcement of marijuana misdemeanor laws. As a result, marijuana screening caseloads within the District Attorney’s Office declined substantially. Budding Change shows that prosecutorial policies can have a profound impact on policing behaviors.


The Rural Texas Sheriff, Andrew L.B. Davies, Valeria Liu, Elisa Torossian Apr 2021

The Rural Texas Sheriff, Andrew L.B. Davies, Valeria Liu, Elisa Torossian

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

The Rural Texas Sheriff reports on a focus group conducted in conjunction with the Deason Center's 2019 Rural Criminal Justice Summit. The report places rural Texas sheriffs and their agencies in a national context. It also offers insight into the focus group's perceptions of rural law enforcement and jail management. With first-hand accounts of these sheriffs’ experiences, the report offers a compelling look at the personal and professional lives of Texas’ rural sheriffs.


Series Preview: Screening And Charging Practices Of Three Mid-Sized Jurisdictions, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center Feb 2021

Series Preview: Screening And Charging Practices Of Three Mid-Sized Jurisdictions, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Understanding how prosecutors make their screening and charging decisions is essential to criminal legal reform. This preview report is the first in a series of publications that explores the screening and charging practices of prosecutors in three mid-sized jurisdictions. Through an innovative mixed-methods empirical study, the series provides a holistic account of prosecutors’ charging practices.


Criminal Law Drafting Manual, Jean Mangan Jan 2021

Criminal Law Drafting Manual, Jean Mangan

Books

This textbook was created under a Round 19 Mini-Grant. It is hosted on the Open ALG (Affordable Learning Georgia) Projects platform.


Greening The Desert, Pamela R. Metzger, Kristin Meeks, Jessica Pishko Sep 2020

Greening The Desert, Pamela R. Metzger, Kristin Meeks, Jessica Pishko

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center

Greening the Desert brings a criminal justice lens to the phenomenon of legal deserts in small, tribal, and rural (STAR) communities—vast areas with few, if any, practicing attorneys. The report explores STAR criminal justice communities and describes strategies and initiatives to green these criminal law deserts. Using case studies, the report offers concrete examples of successful innovations. It also includes cautionary notes about risks that may arise with the implementation of strategies to recruit, train, and retain STAR practitioners.


‘Sexualized Slavery’ And Customary International Law, Patricia Viseur Sellers, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum May 2020

‘Sexualized Slavery’ And Customary International Law, Patricia Viseur Sellers, Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum

Book Chapters

This chapter examines the doctrinal avenues for the recognition and prosecution of ‘sexualized slavery’. The Hissène Habré trial and appellate judgments represent watershed legal decisions rendering long-denied justice to victims of the brutal Chadian regime. Delayed charges of credible sexual violence inflicted upon both males and females challenged the judges of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal. Legal characterizations of sexual assaults ultimately attributed to Habré represent significant jurisprudential advancements on rape, sexual slavery, and torture as international crimes. The EAC's observations acknowledge that sexual slavery constitutes part of the actus reus of enslavement as crime against humanity and …


Law In The Time Of Covid-19, Katharina Pistor Apr 2020

Law In The Time Of Covid-19, Katharina Pistor

Faculty Books

The COVID-19 crisis has ended and upended lives around the globe. In addition to killing over 160,000 people, more than 35,000 in the United States alone, its secondary effects have been as devastating. These secondary effects pose fundamental challenges to the rules that govern our social, political, and economic lives. These rules are the domain of lawyers. Law in the Time of COVID-19 is the product of a joint effort by members of the faculty of Columbia Law School and several law professors from other schools.

This volume offers guidance for thinking about some the most pressing legal issues the …


Beyond Policing, India Thusi Jan 2020

Beyond Policing, India Thusi

Books & Book Chapters by Maurer Faculty

We all deserve to live in communities where we feel safe

And true community safety means feeling safe from violence by the state, which includes the police. Social inequity has systematically and institutionally permeated our country since its founding, becoming more visible at various times in our history. We are now living in one of those moments of tremendous clarity, and it calls on us to look deeply at the efficacy of the reforms and narratives which preceded it . The deadly consequences of political decisions that create health disparities are now a wound that cannot be unseen as the …


Fourth Annual Conference On The Fight Against Corruption, Florida International University College Of Law, Florida International University Global Legal Studies Initiative Apr 2019

Fourth Annual Conference On The Fight Against Corruption, Florida International University College Of Law, Florida International University Global Legal Studies Initiative

FIU Law Events

Fourth Annual Conference on the Fight Against Corruption: High-Risks, High-Rewards in the Global Fight against Corruption, (Thursday, April 25 from 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm, and Friday, April 26 from 8:40 am to 1:00 pm). This international conference represents an exciting forum for anti-corruption leaders from around the world, including asset recovery practitioners, government officials, and members of civil society, to discuss and analyze the anti-corruption movement’s recent successes, as well as the challenges that remain. The speakers include a Special Representative of the OAS Secretary General, the head of the Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, Two attorney Generals, …


Cook's Field Guide To Prosecution In Georgia, Alan A. Cook Jun 2018

Cook's Field Guide To Prosecution In Georgia, Alan A. Cook

Books

In this practical guidebook former district attorney and director of the University of Georgia's School of Law Prosecutorial Justice Program Alan Cook shares his personal wisdom and advice gathered from his decades of experience into a single volume. The handbook includes introductions to each chapter topic, plus both quick and detailed reference sections on all aspects of criminal law and procedure. It also includes useful appendices with step-by-step practice guides for how to perform specific prosecutorial tasks (such as how to take a guilty plea). Law student testimonies from now seasoned attorneys at the start of the book indicate the …


Criminology (Gsu, Clayton), Scott Jacques, Andrea Allen Apr 2018

Criminology (Gsu, Clayton), Scott Jacques, Andrea Allen

Criminal Justice Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Criminology was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin Jan 2018

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011), copies …


Global Comparison Of Incarceration: Punitive Versus Rehabilitative Frameworks, Rachel Digangi, Joshua Baldwin Mar 2017

Global Comparison Of Incarceration: Punitive Versus Rehabilitative Frameworks, Rachel Digangi, Joshua Baldwin

Community of Scholars Day—Posters

Inspired by an internship at Billerica House of Corrections, I have found interest in conducting research on the different frameworks used for incarceration across the world. I am focusing on comparing the recidivism rates between rehabilitative and punitive prison systems. Especially in countries that have decriminalized drugs, the treatment component has been enhanced tremendously. Their success in rehabilitation forces us to question if our system is truly a broken system; reinforcing our concept of stereotypical “criminal behavior.”


Made In America: The Prison Wage Gap, Jordan Henn-Terhune Mar 2017

Made In America: The Prison Wage Gap, Jordan Henn-Terhune

Community of Scholars Day—Posters

My poster will be framed around my research paper regarding the prison wage gap, and will offer statistics, excerpts from my work, and visuals such as graphs and pictures. Through my presentation, the audience will learn about what the label “Made in America,” means, the role mass incarceration plays in the oppression of those labeled “criminal,” and the importance of fair wages and education in American prisons to reverse the cycle of poverty, oppression, and legal discrimination.


Africans And The Icc: Hypocrisy, Impunity, And Perversion, Makau Wa Mutua Oct 2016

Africans And The Icc: Hypocrisy, Impunity, And Perversion, Makau Wa Mutua

Contributions to Books

Published as Chapter 3 in Africa and the ICC: Perceptions of Justice, Kamari M. Clarke, Abel S. Knottnerus, & Eefje de Volder, eds.


Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women In Canada, Kennedy Womack May 2016

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women In Canada, Kennedy Womack

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Criminal Defense Clinic, Legal Clinic Program Jan 2016

Criminal Defense Clinic, Legal Clinic Program

Clinical Programs Brochures

The Criminal Defense Clinic is one of five in-house clinics offered by the College of Law. The Clinic combines hands-on trial experience with an educational seminar component tailored to developing criminal litigation skills. The Criminal Defense Clinic focuses on the representation of indigent and low-income clients charged with criminal offenses, both misdemeanor and felony cases, in Orange and Osceola County. The Clinic’s goal is to make the student-attorney competent and prepared to represent a criminal defendant from arrest to the resolution of his/her case, and all things in-between.


Prosecution Externship Clinic, Legal Clinic Program Jan 2016

Prosecution Externship Clinic, Legal Clinic Program

Clinical Programs Brochures

Students have the opportunity to work with federal and state prosecutorial agencies. For students interested in working at a state agency, students will be placed in one of nine State Attorney's Offices. Additionally, students may work at the Statewide Prosecutor's Office of the Attorney General's Office. The Prosecution Clinic also provides students with the unique opportunity to work with federal agencies, namely: U.S. Attorney's Office and the Office of the Chief Counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office.


Are Hispanics Discriminated Against In The Us Criminal Justice System?, Maria A. Eijo De Tezanos Pinto Jan 2016

Are Hispanics Discriminated Against In The Us Criminal Justice System?, Maria A. Eijo De Tezanos Pinto

Graduate Research Posters

Recent publications have contributed to increase the perception among Hispanics of an unfair and unequal treatment of this community by the US Criminal Justice System. One of the major concerns was the claim that Hispanics are incarcerated before conviction nearly twice as often as Whites. Unfair treatment perception by the population reduces legitimacy of police and government, and thus, it is imperative to analyze these uninvestigated allegations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to address said allegations of discrimination against Hispanics and analyze with updated and reliable statistics whether Hispanics are incarcerated before conviction more often than Whites. There …


Criminal Law Ii: Youth Justice (Volume Ii): 2015-16, Ronda Bessner Jan 2016

Criminal Law Ii: Youth Justice (Volume Ii): 2015-16, Ronda Bessner

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course Number 2240


The Transformative Influence Of International Law And Practice On The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard Wilson Jan 2016

The Transformative Influence Of International Law And Practice On The Death Penalty In The United States, Richard Wilson

Contributions to Books

No region of the world has been more vocal and persistent in its opposition to U.S. death penalty practice than Europe, which has itself become a death penalty-free zone. The chapter will examine the actions taken by European legislative and judicial bodies against U.S. practice of the death penalty, as well as those of the other regional treaty bodies, with particular attention to the Inter-American human rights system, in which the U.S. reluctantly participates. It then will examine U.S. interactions with its treaty partners in the area of extradition, where death penalty policy is acted out in the exchanges of …


Transforming The System, India Thusi, Robert L. Carter Jan 2016

Transforming The System, India Thusi, Robert L. Carter

Books & Book Chapters by Maurer Faculty

Our criminal justice system must keep all communities safe, foster prevention and rehabilitation, and ensure fair and equal justice. But in too many places, and in too many ways, our system is falling short of that mandate and with devastating consequences. The United States is saddled with an outdated, unfair, and bloated criminal justice system that drains resources and disrupts communities.

The U.S. prison population has swelled to unprecedented levels and unequal, unjustified treatment based on race and ethnicity is well documented. People of color, particularly Native American, African American, and Latino people, have felt the impact of discrimination within …


Criminal Law Ii: Youth Justice (Volume I): 2014-15, Ronda Bessner Jan 2015

Criminal Law Ii: Youth Justice (Volume I): 2014-15, Ronda Bessner

Osgoode Course Casebooks

Course number: 2240K.03