criminal justice

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - The Acquittal Of George Zimmerman : 7/16/13

Marchers in Austin, TX at a demonstration following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, July 14, 2013.
Credit Flickr/Ann Harkness

Across the country, communities are continuing to react to Saturday’s acquittal of Sanford, Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

On Sunday, the U.S. Justice Department said it is reviewing evidence in the case to determine whether federal criminal civil rights charges are warranted.

Today we want to hear your take on the verdict and whether George Zimmerman should face charges of racially motivated criminality. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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WAMC News
12:45 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Frankie Bailey, University at Albany - Justice and Multiculturalism In The 21st Century

Frankie Bailey

Last week the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice held their spring symposium.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Tue April 23, 2013

"Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t"

  In the new book Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works … and Sometimes Doesn’t, Mark Geragos and Pat Harris, two of America’s leading criminal defense attorneys, take readers inside some of the most compelling and sensational trials of the past 20 years.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights at SUNY Albany

  Susannah Sheffer, Project Director at Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights, will be speaking tonight at SUNY Albany’s School of Criminal Justice about her new book: Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys.

The book tackles such questions as: How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital defenders in the United States.

What it is like for these capital defenders in their last visits or phone calls with clients who are about to be taken to the execution chamber? Or the next mornings, in their lives with their families, in their dreams and flashbacks and moments alone in the car?

Today’s event is at 5:30 at Husted Hall Amphitheatre.

New York News
1:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Albany Law School Professor Laurie Shanks

Three members of the New York State Police are suspended as officials look into allegations of a prostitution ring. One of the troopers, 18 year veteran Titus Taggert, allegedly promoted prostitution while off-duty from Troop-T, the branch which patrols the NYS Thruway. For more on the case, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke to Albany Law School professor and defense attorney Laurie Shanks.