Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

Mission/Overview

Founded in 2005, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) serves as a research and policy institute on issues related to the criminal justice system. Our efforts are geared both towards generating policy research for the public sector, as well as providing pedagogical opportunities to Stanford Law School students with academic or careers in interests in criminal law and crime policy.

The Stanford Criminal Justice Center is led by Faculty Co-Directors Professors Joan Petersilia, David Sklansky, and Robert Weisberg, and Executive Director Debbie Mukamal.

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Project ReMADE


Project ReMADE is the pro bono entrepreneurship boot camp the Stanford Criminal Justice Center founded and helps run for formerly incarcerated entrepreneurs.

Watch a short video here

Stuck in the 70s: The Demographics of California Prosecutors


Are California prosecutors stuck in the ‘70’s? Our new report finds Latinos are poorly represented among prosecutors in the state, representing 39% of the population but only 9% of prosecutors.

Read Report
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Inside Justice


Starting in Fall 2015, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center is sponsoring a new series, Inside Justice, to give SLS students opportunities to get out of the classroom to experience the criminal justice system first-hand.

Learn about upcoming events here

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Mukamal
Executive Director
dmukamal@law.stanford.edu
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 383
Stanford, CA 94305
650 724.5786

Rachel Ungar
Centers Administrative Coordinator
rungar@law.stanford.edu
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 182
Stanford, CA 94305
650 723.0981

We work closely with other entities at the law school involved with criminal justice.  For more information, please view the Criminal Law page here:

Criminal Law @ SLS
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