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16 Aug 2019, 10:11 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Jennifer Laurin at the UT-law school made the point in Keri's story that cross-agency comparisons don't consider differences in how agencies are staffed and what they do:“There is sufficient variety in how jurisdictions staff cases, how they administratively count cases and how they structure workflow from police input to prosecutor decision-making that it is exceedingly difficult to compare,” Laurin said, after reviewing the document. [read post]
7 May 2018, 2:00 am by mes286
Northwestern University Pritzker School of LawJennifer Laurin, The Wright C. [read post]
4 Oct 2017, 1:44 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Grits contributing writer Jennifer Laurin made the case today in the Austin Statesman that Austin PD should spin off its crime lab as an independent entity like Houston did.That was a central recommendation of the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report and is long overdue. [read post]
13 Sep 2017, 7:23 am by Gritsforbreakfast
"In that light, I teasingly asked Grits' contributing writer Jennifer Laurin, one of the authors of the 2013 ABA report, whether this means "Mission Accomplished! [read post]
24 Oct 2016, 9:46 am by Gritsforbreakfast
A call for new agency to handle capital appealsGrits contributing writer Jennifer Laurin argued in an op ed for creating a designated appellate defender for capital cases in Texas comparable to the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs on the habeas side. [read post]
6 Dec 2015, 6:25 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Jennifer Laurin, see her academic oeuvre here. [read post]
29 Nov 2015, 4:01 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
" Finally, Grits has been re-reading Jennifer Laurin's law review article from this spring titled, "Gideon by the Numbers: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice in Indigent Defense. [read post]
22 Nov 2015, 5:45 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Grits' new contributing writer Jennifer Laurin recently informed readers about "sentinel event" research, which aims to discover the source of system errors, in the context of Texas' Timothy Cole Exoneration Review Commission. [read post]
4 Nov 2015, 8:43 am by Gritsforbreakfast
This suggestion for a "Systems Approach to Error Reduction in Criminal Justice" to which Grits' new co-blogger Jennifer Laurin linked in her inaugural post reminds me of how the NYPD seeks to prevent terrorist attacks, using failures (thankfully, mainly in table top exercises) as a roadmap for crafting preventive measures. [read post]
2 Nov 2015, 7:20 am by Jennifer Laurin
 Grits' note: This is the inaugural post from Jennifer Laurin, a UT law professor (currently visiting faculty at Columbia) and IMO one of the sharpest minds in the state when it comes to evaluating the causes of false convictions and related errors. [read post]
28 Jul 2015, 5:02 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Bud Kennedy at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had earlier described the law that needs updating, and UT law prof Jennifer Laurin suggested that:state legislatures can, and should, limit police discretion to arrest for minor violations. [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 8:06 pm by Colin Starger
The map below attempts to capture the complex argument advanced by Jennifer Laurin in her insightful and compelling 2011 article Trawling for Herring: Lessons in Doctrinal Borrowing and Convergence. [read post]
18 Sep 2013, 1:40 pm by Steve Hall
University of Texas Law Professor Jennifer Laurin speaks at the news conference. [read post]
10 Sep 2013, 9:19 pm by uwlegalscholarship
Confirmed panelists include Kent Barnett (Georgia), Samuel Bray (UCLA), and Jennifer Laurin (Texas). [read post]