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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.

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

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.

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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 discusses problems with elections of prosecutors in Intercept article

Professor Ronald Wright was quoted in the article, “Hard-line Prosecutors Face Rejection From Voters In Elections Across the U.S.,” published on The Intercept on Oct. 20, 2016.  The article details district attorney elections, unsuccessful prosecutions of defendants like George Zimmerman and more.

Professor Wright is quoted in the following section, “Unchecked Power and No Transparency.”

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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 quoted in New York Times regarding Ken Thompson’s short stint as Brooklyn’s prosecutor

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following New York Times story, “Despite Ken Thompson’s Short Stint as Brooklyn Prosecutor, Agenda May Endure,”  written by Alan Feuer and published on Oct. 10, 2016.

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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 and Assistant Economics Professor Francis Flanagan receive National Science Foundation grant

Professor Ronald Wright and Assistant Professor Francis Flanagan of the Wake Forest University Department of Economics have received a grant from the Law and Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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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’s study on judicial participation in plea bargaining featured on Legal Theory Blog, Law Professor Blogs Network

Professor Ronald Wright co-authored the study, “The Invisible Revolution in Plea Bargaining: Managerial Judging and Judicial Participation in Negotiations,” with Nancy J. King of Vanderbilt University Law School, published originally on Social Science Research Network on June 15, 2016.  The study, which is a comprehensive evaluation of all judicial participation in plea negotiations since the 1970s, was featured on Legal Theory Blog in the entry, “King & Wright on Judicial Participation in Plea Bargaining,” by Lawrence Solum on June 21, 2016, and on Law Professor Blogs Network in the CrimProf entry, “King & Wright on Managerial Judging and Judicial Participation in Negotiations,” on June 28, 2016.  The abstract follows:

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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 named among 20 most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty

Professor Ronald Wright has been named the 13th most-cited criminal law and procedure faculty member in the United States, from 2010 to 2014, in Brian Leiter’s law school report, published originally on Law Professor Blogs Network on May 18, 2016.  The study’s data was draw from the 2015 Sisk study.

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Professor Ronald Wright mentioned in a Vox.com article about Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” documentary

Professor Ronald Wright‘s research on voter turnout for prosecutorial elections was used in an article by Vox.com to discuss how Netflix’s documentary “Making a Murderer” is shedding light on the judicial system. Read the full article below. Continue reading »

Professor Ron Wright quoted in Asheville Citizen Times regarding disabled vet marijuana case

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following story in the Asheville Citizen-Times: Continue reading »

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

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. Continue reading »

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’s study on scarcity of elected black prosecutors across U.S. cited by Reuters, other national media

Professor Ronald Wright’s study on elected prosecutors was recently quoted in numerous national news stories regarding the fact that 60 percent of states do not have elected black prosecutors. Continue reading »