Professor Ronald Wright joins U.S. Sentencing Commission expert roundtable in Washington, D.C.

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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 Ronald Wright was among the speakers at an expert roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Oct. 15. 2015. The roundtable took place at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C.

The roundtable centered around discussing the current federal sentencing system, and how the U.S. Sentencing Commission should resolve structural issue within the system. The discussion consisted of 15 panelists with varied experiences with state sentencing guideline systems, along with the U.S. Commissioners, and a number of Commission staff members.

Professor 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. He is a board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens’ Police Review Board. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, prosecuting antitrust and other white-collar criminal cases.

To learn more about the U.S. Sentencing Commission, visit http://www.ussc.gov/