- A Racial Equity Transformation: PJI's Rationale
- Bibliography by Smith and Hattery
- Black Lives Matter Statement Pretrial Justice Institute (June 2020)
- "Disproportionately Black" by Dr. Earl Smith (2020)
- The Problem is White Supremacy by Barbara Smith, Boston Globe (June 2020)
- Pretrial Justice Institute Updated Position on Risk Assessments (2020)
- Six Things to Know About Algorithm-Based Decision-Making Tools, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Algorithm-Based Decision-Making Tools Frequently Asked Questions, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- The Use of Pretrial “Risk Assessment” Instruments: A Shared Statement of Civil Rights Concerns, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools: A Primer for Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys, Safety + Justice Challenge (February 2019)
- Civil Rights and Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments, Safety + Justice Challenge (December 2019)
- What Does Fairness Look Like? Conversations on Race, Risk Assessment Tools, and Pretrial Justice, ACLU and NYU Law Center on Race, Equality & the Law (October 2018)
An important discussion on the ways in which systemic racism manifests itself in the pretrial process and how we can work towards change.
Presented by sociologists Dr. Angela Hattery and Dr. Earl Smith; Cherise Fanno Burdeen, Executive Partner, Pretrial Justice Institute; Vincent Southerland, Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law; moderated by attorney Robert Patillo
- Mapping Pretrial Injustice: A Community-Driven Database
- "Machine Bias" by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner, ProPublica (May 23, 2016)
- Speech by Mitch Landrieu Addressing Removal of Confederate Statutes, May 19, 2017
- Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oct. 8, 2017
- Black Lives Matter Statement, Pretrial Justice Institute, 2020
- Updated Position on Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools, Pretrial Justice Institute, Feb. 7, 2020
- A Racial Equity Transformation: PJI's Rationale, July 2019
- See more attached
- Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change (2018)
- The Process is the Punishment by Malcolm M. Feeley (1979)
- Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship by Charles R. Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, and Donald P. Haider-Markel (2014)
- Predict and Surveil by Sarah Brayne (2020)
- Misdemeanorland by Issa Kohler-Hausmann (2018)
- Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Y. Davis (2003)
- Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve (2016)
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.