National Criminal Justice Month: Discussing the landmark case, Gideon v. Wainwright

2013-03-26 by

This podcast is an exploration of Gideon v. Wainwright, a landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court. The court unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the 14th Amendment to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys, extending the identical requirement made on the federal government under the 6th Amendment.

The panelists are Richard Curtner, federal public defender for the state of alaska, Nikole Nelson, executive director for Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and Michael Schwaiger, assistant public defender for the Alaska Public Defender Agency.

This event was sponsored by the UAA Justice Center as a part of its National Criminal Justice Month events. It was recorded on March 7, 2013.



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Justice Center, Justice Club feature federal law enforcement panel

2012-05-01 by

Representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement made presentations to students as part of National Criminal Justice Month in March. Topics included the missions of their agencies, how agencies cooperated in Alaska, qualifications for prospective candidates, and how the experience of law enforcement differs in Alaska from other states.

This podcast covered federal law enforcement agencies. Special Agent Eric Gonzalez, Chief Counsel for the FBI; Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson, U.S.Marshals Service; and Group Supervisor Todd Jones, Drug Enforcement Administration.

This podcast was recorded March 29, 2012.



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'Telling Amy's Story' film viewing and community discussion

2012-04-03 by News, Sports, and Art

Telling Amy’s Story is the powerful national PBS documentary program about the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee on November 8, 2011, at the hands of her husband Vincent. The documentary, which was funded by the Verizon Foundation, is introduced by Mariska Hargitay, who plays Det. Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit,” and is narrated by Det. Deirdre Fishel of the State College (Pa.) Police Department.

This event, part of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is sponsored by UAA, the UAA Justice Center and the Verizon Foundation.

This podcast was recorded on April 3, 2012.



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A Look at State and Local Law Enforcement in Alaska

2012-03-26 by News, Sports, and Art

The UAA Justice Center and Justice Club presents, “A Look at State and Local Law Enforcement in Alaska,” with Col. Keith Mallard of the Alaska State Troopers and Chief Mark Mew of the Anchorage Police Department. This is part of a series of talks offered for National Criminal Justice Month.

This podcast was recorded on March 26, 2012.



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David Kaczinski, brother of the 'Unabomber,' shares his family story

2012-03-08 by

David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called “Unabomber,” shares his personal story of growing up with his brother, Ted. David is the executive director for New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and a frequent lecturer and published author and poet. His wife, Linda, also shares her thoughts related to the family’s troubled relative.

This event was co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center, UAA Justice Club and Alaskans Against the Death Penalty to coincide with National Criminal Justice Month. For more events, check the link to the Justice Center blog below.

This podcast was recorded March 1, 2012.



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