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Report on Investigating and Prosecuting Police Shootings

A new report from the Stanford Criminal Justice Center – At Arm’s Length: Improving the Criminal Investigation of Police Shootings - recommends ways to improve the criminal investigation and prosecution of police shootings.

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Report on Electronic Control Weapons (ECWs)

At the commission of the Berkeley City Council, Stanford Law School 3Ls Jena Neuscheler and Akiva Freidlin, authored a major report on the use of electronic control weapons (aka tasers) by police departments.

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Predicting Parole Grants: An Analysis of Suitability Hearings for California’s Lifer Inmates

What factors determine parole release for individuals serving life sentences with the possibility parole? The Stanford Criminal Justice Center reviewed over 700 Board of Parole Hearing transcripts to find out.

Read the Federal Sentencing Reporter Article
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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.

See a short video here

Learn about upcoming events here
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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

About the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

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.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Mukamal
Executive Director
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 383
Stanford, CA 94305
650 724.5786

Rachel Ungar
Centers Administrative Coordinator
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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