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Professor Barry Latzer’s Op-ed on the Shooting in Ferguson, MO Published in the New York Post

Professor Emeritus Barry Latzer of the Department of Criminal Justice recently published an op-ed in the New York Post titled, "Time to Start Deracializing Ferguson." In the article, he writes that “shootings of blacks by police — indeed, all shootings by police — have declined dramatically since 1995. In New York City, for instance, shots fired by NYPD officers from 1995 to 2010 dropped 80 percent U.S.”

To read the article, click here.

Latzer has published widely on capital punishment and criminal procedure law. His casebook, Death Penalty Cases (Butterworth-Heinemann 2002), is now in its second edition. He also wrote two books on state constitutional criminal procedure: State Constitutional Criminal Law (Clark, Boardman, Callaghan 1995) and State Constitutions and Criminal Justice (Greenwood Press 1991). His history of violent crime in the United States, “Murder, Mayhem Mugging” is due out in 2015.