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Justice Department honors Cassell

*Reprinted with permission from the U.S. Department of Justice The Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the Office of Justice Programs, presented Professor Paul G. Cassell the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award. This National Crime Victims’ Service Awards category honors individuals whose leadership, vision and innovation have led to significant changes […]

New research by Cassell suggests a “Minneapolis Effect” may be increasing homicides across the country

Recently criminal justice observers have been puzzled by the fact that homicide rates are sharply increasing across the country, while most other crime categories are stable or trending slightly downward.  What is causing the nation’s homicide spikes? The answer, according to University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, appears to be […]

New Utah Supreme Court ruling designed to protect child abuse victims connected to Cassell case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell won a victory for victims recently, with a Utah Supreme Court ruling that children who report that they were sexual assaulted don’t need to testify and confront their alleged abuser multiple times in court. Cassell represented one of the victims in the case that […]

Cassell fight on behalf of Epstein victims still alive in court

A case that College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point last year, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. The case then took a shocking turn when Epstein was found […]

Cassell listed as a top legal author on HeinOnline

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was ranked among the top 250 legal authors on HeinOnline. This list includes both current and deceased authors and is based on articles from the past two centuries. It includes legal scholars, supreme court justices, appellate judges and other legal giants. See the full […]

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

By Paul Gabrielsen, science writer, University Marketing & Communications Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer, according to two University of Utah professors, appears […]

Cassell takes fight on behalf of Epstein victims to 11th Circuit

A case that College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point earlier this year, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. The case then took a shocking turn when Epstein was […]

Cassell’s work for victims in Epstein case highlighted on national stage

A case that University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point this week, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. Cassell, a nationally-renown crime […]

Cassell’s research cited in SCOTUS double jeopardy case

Earlier this month, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cited research by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell in his dissenting opinion in Gamble v. United States. Gorsuch called Cassell work part of “persuasive academic support” for the conclusion that the Double Jeopardy Clause forbids both the federal and state governments from prosecuting […]

Cassell quoted in The Atlantic about death row inmates

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in The Atlantic  in a story that examines whether capital-defense lawyers are making up claims at the last minute to protect their clients on death row. Read the full article here.