Center for Criminal Justice
Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility is devoted to the promotion of justice in criminal cases and to teaching and training students, lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and the general public to identify, remedy, and prevent the wrongful conviction of innocent people.
The center pursues these goals through a series of coordinated academic, advocacy, and public activities: through courses offered to high school, college, and law students; professional seminars and conferences; published papers; extra-curricular programs; and public education. Duke Law School’s Wrongful Convictions Clinic and student-run Innocence Project represent the center’s chief teaching components.
- Beskind argues Racial Justice Act death penalty case before N.C. Supreme Court New York Times
- Farahany and student team analyze the rise of neuroscience-based legal defenses Scientific American
- Hairstyles play unusual role in case of clinic client represented by Coleman Charlotte Observer
- Coleman comments on prosecutorial misconduct and unlearned lessons in Durham Washington Post
- Beskind: Secret bonus payments allegedly made by Durham police to drug informants would violate defendants’ rights INDYweek