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ASU's Justice Project in police chief magazine

June 11, 2010

A magazine for the nation’s police chiefs has reported about the work being done by the Arizona Justice Project, housed at the College of Law, to identify cases in which DNA evidence might prove actual innocence and lead to exoneration of some individuals.

The article, in the April issue of The Police Chief, is entitled, “From the Deputy Director: Supporting the Effort to Exonerate the Wrongfully Convicted,” and was written by John Morgan, Deputy Director of Science and Technology at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The NIJ awarded nearly $8 million to Arizona and four other states in 2008 to identify such cases and fund post-conviction DNA testing.

Morgan wrote that the Arizona Justice Project plays a central role in the program, noting that project founder Larry Hammond has worked closely with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the state’s Criminal Justice Commission on a sustainable project that could serve as a national model.

To read the full article, click here.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law