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David Harris at the Vera Institute's Prosecution and Racial Justice Project

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December 9, 2012

Professor David Harris participated in the semi-annual meeting of the Vera Institute's Prosecution and Racial Justice Program on December 6 and 7, 2012.  The Program is a pioneering effort to collect statistics on prosecutorial discretion and then analyze these data for participating prosecution offices around the country; the statistical patterns and analyses enable prosecutors to understand when racial disparities may be arising from their office practices.  Professor Harris has been a member of the Program's Advisory Board since its inception.  The meeting, which took place in Austin, Texas, examined results from current sites, as well as not-yet-released analyses from the newest site, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.

For more information on the Prosecution and Racial Justice Program, click here.  

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