Sunday, December 12, 2010

New resource collecting data on prosecutorial misconduct - The Veritas Initiative

Launched in the fall of 2010 with the release of the most comprehensive statewide study ever undertaken on prosecutorial misconduct in both state and federal courts, the Veritas Initiative is the ongoing watchdog entity of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) at the Santa Clara University School of Law. The Veritas Initiative is dedicated to advancing the integrity of our justice system by researching and providing critical data that shines a light on such crucial issues as the aforementioned misconduct of public prosecutors. Through its relentless research efforts conducted by leading experts from NCIP, the Veritas Initiative foresees its first and future studies serving as major catalysts for reform.