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National meeting of prosecutors, policy experts and researchers

03/14/2019 09:00 AM

FIU and Loyola University Chicago are hosting the third national meeting of prosecutors, policy experts and researchers in Miami, on March 14, 2019. The meeting is organized as part of the Data Informed Prosecution Project.

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What makes a good prosecutor? A new study of Melissa Nelson’s office hopes to find out

03/09/2018

For years, criminal justice reformers have been preaching a message that no one wields more power in America than prosecutors. Yet as reform-preaching candidates have ousted incumbents, the public has lacked access to the kind of metrics that would track the fairness and effectiveness of prosecutors.

MacArthur Foundation awards FIU $1.7 million to study prosecutor behavior

03/09/2018

In the criminal justice system, prosecutors wield considerable power over who is charged with a crime, what charges defendants face, and whether or not they are eligible for plea agreements.

LGBTQ Hate Crimes Project in the news

12/21/2017

FIU Study Aims to Find Out Why Few LGBT Hate Crimes Are Reported

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