The Center seeks to advance criminal justice policy through the media by authoring op-ed pieces and handling media requests on various matters, including pending high-profile criminal cases, legislation, and policy issues.
Some center media highlights include:
- The Center's spring conference is featured in The Crime Report's article, "Science in the Courtroom." See our Events page for more about the Spring Conference.
- An op-ed on The Huffington Post by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow arguing for an end of the practice of sentencing juveniles to life without the possibility of parole.
- An op-ed in Forbes.com by Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow and Attorney-in-residence David B. Edwards '08 arguing that the recently-enacted health care legislation will reduce crime and save money by making substance abuse and mental health treatment standard services.
- An op-ed in Newsday by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow arguing that Major League Baseball is equally at fault as former pitcher Roger Clemens for the sport reaching the point that Clemens was indicted for lying to Congress
- An op-ed in Politico by Senior Fellow Anne Milgram '96 and Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow arguing in favor of a role for state attorneys general in policing fraud in the mortgage and banking industries, and against federal preemption of state regulation in this area
- Commentary in USA Today regarding the state of executive clemency in the Obama Administration by Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow
- Commentary in The New York Times by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow regarding the terrorism prosecutions of Najibullah Zazi, accused of conspiring to detonate explosives in the New York City subway system, and of Faisal Shahzard, the Times Square bomber (specifically, Shahzad's decision to cooperate with authorities and analysis of whether that cooperation would benefit Shahzad)
- An appearance on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer by Faculty Director Rachel E. Barkow regarding sentences faced by sexual offenders
- An appearance on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams by former Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow to comment on the extortion case involving David Letterman
- Extensive analysis on NPR by Executive Director Anthony S. Barkow of the federal material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization statute and the Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder case before the Supreme Court of the United States