PSU Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Criminal Justice System Feb. 17

February 5th, 2010 by Adam

Ever wondered how a judge, a police officer or a defense attorney really feel about how New Hampshire’s criminal justice system works? On Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth State University’s Heritage Commons, five members of our criminal justice system representing the courts, prosecution, defense, police and corrections will candidly discuss “The State of our Criminal Justice System.” The panel includes NH Superior Court Judge Timothy Vaughan, Chris Keating, Executive Director of the NH Public Defender’s Program, former Assistant Attorney General Kirsten Wilson, Manchester Police Department Lieutenant Maureen Tessier and former NH State Prison Assistant Warden Gregory Crompton.

In this roundtable dialogue, each member will share the strengths and weaknesses of their profession along with the strengths and weaknesses of the overall system. PSU Criminal Justice professor Mark Fischler said the event will foster greater understanding of each facet of a critical element of our society.

“It is the hope that through this dialogue we can see the importance of all sides, exploring ways of better supporting each player in the process,” Fischler said. “We are grateful to have practitioners of such a high caliber be willing to speak to our students who will be the future leaders in the field.”

For more information about this event, contact Mark Fischler or call (603) 535-3143.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or