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“Justice Talks in Wyoming” is presented by the University of Wyoming, College of Law Defender Aid Clinic. Our mission is to educate the public about serious issues within the nation’s criminal justice system. Our intention is to critically analyze, investigate, and scrutinize the criminal justice system and the law through our research and interviews.
 
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This week, Cody Duran hosts Professor Darrell Jackson, J.D., Ph. D. a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Prosecution Assistance Program at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Professor Jackson discusses a wide range of issues in the criminal trial process, and how a prosecutor’s power and role fits into that process. The discret…
 
Lauren and Nathan sit down to discuss the role of race in the jury selection process. Despite a lot of rhetoric from the courts about ending racism in the criminal justice process, jury selection remains on of the most transparent areas of race discrimination in the criminal justice system today. Each step of the jury selection process, from the in…
 
Lauren sits down with Karlee Provenza, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wyoming, community organizer, and newly elected State House Representative, to discuss issues in the criminal justice system at the local and national levels. Specifically, Karlee talks about how civilians can organize at the local level to demand criminal justice refo…
 
In this weeks episode, Matt Klein sits down with Dr. Frederick Douglas Dixon of the University of Wyoming, to discuss how the dehumanization process of Black people in the United States helps us understand a culture of accepting police brutality as a normal practice. The discussion ranges from the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade, through reconstruction,…
 
In Episode 3, Cody Duran talks with Tamara Brady, a Colorado Public Defense Attorney specializing in Capital Punishment cases. Cody and Tamara discuss the history of the Death Penalty in the United States, and how race, as it has with most areas in the Criminal Justice system, has continued to play a role in both the prosecution and imposition of t…
 
In Episode 3, Cody Duran talks with Tamara Brady, a Colorado Public Defense Attorney specializing in Capital Punishment cases. Cody and Tamara discuss the history of the Death Penalty in the United States, and how race, as it has with most areas in the Criminal Justice system, has continued to play a role in both the prosecution and imposition of t…
 
Lauren and Nathan discuss the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and how the Supreme Court has weakened its protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. Under the current Fourth Amendment case law, police have unfettered discretion in how they conduct their investigations, which has helped to further perpetuate racial disparities …
 
Lauren and Nathan discuss the racial disparities in the United States criminal justice system and the Supreme Court’s role in supporting and perpetuating this unequal system, which many have justifiably deemed as racist. Books Referenced: Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, & Kelsey Shoub, Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us Abo…
 
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