Past News & Events
USA Today, February 2, 2018
It's long past time for the mean season in American sentencing to end.
After a decades-long imprisonment binge, the nation's tough-on-crime stance gave way to smart-on-crime innovations such as ending some mandatory minimum sentences and pursuing alternatives to incarceration for low-level, non-violent crimes. Read more>>
Q&A: ASU Law Professor Discusses Focus Of Major New Report On Criminal Justice ReformMassive Bi-Partisan Report Aims At Reforming Criminal Justice
Witness LA, November 7, 2017
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has published an in-depth new report titled “Reforming Criminal Justice.” The four-volume report was unveiled Oct. 26 at a national summit in Washington, D.C., which featured leading academics, members of law enforcement, community advocates, media figures, and others to discuss the most urgent priorities for criminal justice reform. Read more>>
Witness LA, November 7, 2017
The Academy of Justice at Arizona State’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has just published a remarkable, and remarkably ambitious report titled Reforming Criminal Justice.. Read more>>
The Crime Report, November 7, 2017
Polls show that Americans are more polarized than at any point in the past quarter-century. Partisanship now plagues virtually everything we do, even a once-unifying cultural ritual like watching football on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Read more>>
KJZZ, The Show, October 30, 2017
Criminal justice reform in the United States that has focused on sentencing changes and trial procedures, among other things, has received a lot of attention in the past several years. Read more>>
The Crime Report, October 27,2017
Before the conference, the Koch Foundation released a four-volume report titled, “Reforming Criminal Justice,” which editor Erik Luna, a law professor at Arizona State University, said is “meant to enlighten reform efforts in the United States with the research and analysis of leading academics.” Read more>>
Politico, Morning Education, October 26,2017
A new report out today called “Reforming Criminal Justice” and featuring the work of more than 120 academics is designed to give the higher education community a greater voice in discussions about over-criminalization and mass incarceration. Read more>>
PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2017 - In an effort to inform criminal justice reform, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University published a major new report titled Reforming Criminal Justice. The culmination of a yearlong collaboration, the four-volume publication involved 120 of the nation’s foremost academics to discuss specific topics within the reform movement. The report was made possible with support from the Charles Koch Foundation. Read more>>
Join Us for a Lunchtime Lecture on the Federalization of Crime
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 –
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Downtown Phoenix campus
Beus Center for Law and Society, 111 E. Taylor Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, room 544
Academy for Justice
The Academy for Justice invites you to join us for this lecture regarding the Federalization of Crime with Professor John Baker and Judge Amul Thapar. Professor Baker and Judge Thapar will discuss the growth of federal criminal law, how this growth is based largely on the Commerce Clause, and how Congress has effectively created a national police power. Judge Thapar will also be sharing his experiences, formerly as a US Attorney and as a federal district judge, and now as a federal appellate judge.
Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP: law.edu.asu/federalizationofcrime
Our guest lecturers:
John Baker, Professor Emeritus at LSU
Judge, Amul Thapar United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit