White House Domestic Policy Council invites Professor Ron Wright to join Roundtable on Criminal Justice

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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 participated in a “Roundtable on Criminal Justice” hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council in conjunction with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Institute for Innovation in Prosecution on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

The conference addressed criminal justice reform and the role of prosecutors in improving and developing public relationships, equity, and effectiveness. Geographic inconsistency in prosecution, militarization of law enforcement, and minority representation in wrongful imprisonment were central topics among experts and domestic policymakers.

Professor Wright is one of the leading criminal justice scholars, previously serving as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. He has co-authored two casebooks in criminal procedure, one of which was recently cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Betterman vs. Montana. Professor Wright is the thirteenth-most cited criminal law and procedure faculty member in the United States from 2010-2014 according to Brian Leiter’s law school report.