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Child pornography law and its consequences subject of new book by Hessick

A new book by University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick hits the shelves this week. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences examines child pornography law and its consequences in an effort to clarify the questions and begin to formulate answers. In the book, experts in law, sociology and social work focus […]

Carissa Hessick comments on Arizona’s SB1070, crime statistics

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Carissa Hessick commented on the impacts of Arizona’s SB1070, seen as a hard-line approach to immigration. The Arizona Republic story titled, “Fact Check: Did SB 1070 reduce crime in Arizona?,” addresses unsubstantiated claims of benefit. University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick, who has analyzed the impact of SB 1070 said it […]

Baughman quoted in Miami Herald on shell companies

Shima Baradaran Baughman, Associate Professor of Law at the University S.J. Quinney College of Law was quoted in the Miami Herald in an article titled “Venezuelan convict at center of ‘suitcase scandal’ didn’t raise flags for Panama Papers firm.” Baughman stated, “Because of the lack of regulation, there are jurisdictions and companies that will set […]

Cassell and top prosecutors advocate sentencing and corrections reform

On Friday, April 8, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell presented minimum mandatory sentencing reform ideas to U.S. Senate staff. ### Press Release from U.S. Justice Action Network Top Prosecutors Advocate Sentencing and Corrections Reform as Good Conservative Policy Washington D.C. – Today, the U.S. Justice Action Network with partner organizations Right […]

Baughman comments on alternatives to cash bail and pretrial detention

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman commented on pretrial detention for a March 24, 2016 story in NextCity titled, “U.S. Cities Are Looking for Alternatives to Cash Bail.” In March the Department of Justice set its sights on what Attorney General Loretta Lynch calls the “consequences of the criminalization of poverty.” “Until about the […]

Baughman article published in Behavioral Science and Policy Journal

Shima Baughman, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, co-wrote an article titled, “Blinding prosecutors to defendants’ race: A policy proposal to reduce unconscious bias in the criminal justice system.” This article was recently published in the Behavioral Science and Policy Journal. Read the full article here »

Alumna Jennifer Call joins Idaho Prosecutors Office

S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Jennifer Call joined the Bannock County Idaho Prosecutor’s Office in March, 2016. Call works on juvenile, child-protective and mental-health cases. Read the complete story in the Idaho State Journal »

Guiora interviewed by media on polygamous leader arrests in food stamp fraud case

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora weighed in on the high-profile arrests of top leaders and members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect on Tuesday after federal prosecutors indicted them on charges of food stamp fraud and money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated in a news release that the polygamous group diverted funds […]

Student event on human trafficking draws media and wide participation

On February 19, 2016, the Social Justice Student Initiative hosted the 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium. The event focused on bringing to light the harsh reality of at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth who are recruited, forced, and coerced into sex trafficking. “It’s so important that we don’t stop talking about this. This is the fastest growing criminal enterprise […]

Robert Stott, `71 alum, longtime Salt Lake County deputy district attorney

Class of 1971 alum Robert Stott retired recently, after serving as Salt Lake County deputy district attorney for many years. From his start at the then-Salt Lake County Attorney’s Office in 1975 through his retirement at the end of January, Stott could be found guiding murder cases through the court system with his expertise and trademark, straightforward style. […]