Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


James Acker, a professor at the University at Albany’s School of Criminal Justice, and psychologist Allison Redlich have a new book called “Wrongful Conviction: Law, Science, and Policy.” He was interviewed in the Troy Record about his book and his work with David Kaczynski and New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, whose offices are in the diocesan Pastoral Center.
Now that New York no longer has the death penalty, a portion of David's energies have been channeled toward bringing communities together to help prevent and find constructive solutions to violent crime. Along with others at the School of Criminal Justice, I have begun working with David and his colleagues at NYADP to try to gain a deeper understanding of what family members experience following the murder of a loved one and how the criminal justice system and other resources can help be responsive to their needs.

The entire interview is here.