It is argued by many that the most powerful person in the criminal justice system is the judge. Considering the fact that one in 100 adult Americans are behind bars, it is important to understand the perspective of this important person in our system of justice. On February 11, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Plymouth State University’s Criminal Justice department is hosting a unique event involving judges from federal and state courts. Chief of the Federal District Court of New Hampshire, Steven McAuliffe, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to Judge McAuliffe, the event features retired N.H. Supreme Court Justice William Batchelder, N.H. Superior Court Judge Timothy J. Vaughan and Administrative Judge of the N.H. District Court Edwin Kelly who will all share their views on the state of justice.
PSU Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Mark J. Fischler said the judges have a unique insight into crime and punishment in New Hampshire.
“The criminal justice department is deeply honored to be hosting these distinguished jurists in what promises to be a meaningful discussion on the state of our criminal justice system,” said Fischler. “To have views from the Federal and State Court system along with all of their years of previous experience as practicing attorneys will give us an inside view on how the system truly operates. It is my hope that those affected by the justice system in one way or another come to listen and participate in this incredibly important forum.”
This event is open and free to the public. For more information please contact Mark J. Fischler, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org or 535-3143.
For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes