Acker, James R.
November 2010
Albany Law Review;2010, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p1207
Academic Journal
The article presents a speech by James Acker, distinguished teaching professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, delivered at the Chief Judge Lawrence H. Cooke Fourth Annual State Constitutional Commentary Symposium held in Albany, New York on March 4, 2010. Acker discussed an article to be published in a law review, co-authored with Catherine Bonventre, about the New York State Bar Association Task Force Report on Wrongful Convictions. He mentioned estimates about how good the criminal justice system is.


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