Professor Ron Wright speaks in webinar about Criminal Liability of workplace health and safety violations

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Professor Ron Wright is one of the nation’s best known criminal justice scholars. He is the co-author of two casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; his empirical research concentrates on the work of criminal prosecutors.

Professor Ron Wright spoke on Friday, June 26, 2015 about expanding criminal liability of workplace health and safety violations in a webinar co-sponsored by the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) and National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH). In the webinar, Professor Ron Wright discussed the proposal for expanding the criminal liability of egregious workplace deaths, injuries, and violations, along with opportunities for advocates to get involved and encourage local prosecutors to pursue these extreme cases. He was joined with Professors from Kazan Law and the University of Maryland School of Law.

A recording of the webinar can be found on CPR’s “Winning Safer Workplaces” homepage here.