Thursday, January 19, 2006
Loyola Los Angeles CrimProf Alexandra Natapoff is quoted in ESPN Magazine about the phenomenon of snitching--its unreliability, its use as a "get out of jail free" card, its use as a tool for turf takeovers. Natapoff has published a recent article on snitching found here.
Virginia CrimProf Richard Bonnie is quoted in AZCentral.com and UK's Guardian Unlimited, commending VA Gov. Mark Warner, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, for ordering DNA testing in old criminal cases after five people were found to have wrongfully convicted and for commuting a death sentence to life without parole after discovering that the DNA evidence had been improperly destroyed. [Mark Godsey]