National Center For Due Process

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United States / The NCDP is a nonprofit organization advocating and researching for criminal justice policy change, and correcting the fundamental flaws in our system.
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Entrepreneur John Walsh formed Americas Most Wanted, which was a ratings phenomenon with Americans as well as a boon to the prison industrial complex and justification for mass incarceration: https://nationalcdp.org/media-and-crime/

Media and crime are a highly profitable business. Unfortunately, America has no governing regulations, and far too many outlets abuse freedom of the press.

CNN's Burden of Proof marked the birth of crime entertainment. https://nationalcdp.org/media-and-crime/

Media and crime are a highly profitable business. Unfortunately, America has no governing regulations, and far too many outlets abuse freedom of the press.

Greta Van Susteren and Roger Cossack were the original hosts of CNN's Burden of Proof

Media and crime are a highly profitable business. Unfortunately, America has no governing regulations, and far too many outlets abuse freedom of the press.

Presidential Candidates Al Gore and George Bush spar on CNN's Burden of Proof, as "tough on crime" became a more important political talking point: https://nationalcdp.org/media-and-crime/

Media and crime are a highly profitable business. Unfortunately, America has no governing regulations, and far too many outlets abuse freedom of the press.

Burden of Proof was CNN’s crime entertainment darling, but also served an important political role as it marked the birth of crime entertainment: https://nationalcdp.org/media-and-crime/

1995 CNN ads for "Burden of Proof" with Roger Cossack and Greta Van Susteren

Entrepreneur Ted Turner founded CNN to provide Americans with continuous, 24 hour news coverage of events in the country: https://nationalcdp.org/media-and-crime/

Media and crime are a highly profitable business. Unfortunately, America has no governing regulations, and far too many outlets abuse freedom of the press.

Richard Nixon launched the war on drugs, which would shortly morph into the modern day “tough on crime” phenomenon. Ironically, Nixon wasn’t tough on crime when it came to his own mishaps: https://nationalcdp.org/tough-on-crime/

January 1969 (Nixon) I had emphasized the value of SALT in the absence of improvement of political relations.

Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter never mentioned “tough on crime” in their State of the Union addresses. Ronald Reagan would, however, in 1980: https://nationalcdp.org/tough-on-crime/

Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter never mentioned “tough on crime” in their State of the Union addresses. Ronald Reagan would, however, in 1980: https://nationalcdp.org/tough-on-crime/

The Cover of Time Magazine on February 7, 1994, railing on the harsh sentencing structures signed into law by President Bill Clinton: https://nationalcdp.org/tough-on-crime/

The Cover of Time Magazine on February 7, 1994, railing on the harsh sentencing structures signed into law by President Bill Clinton: https://nationalcdp.org/tough-on-crime/

Allen Charges are a flaw in America's criminal justice system: https://nationalcdp.org/allen-charges-are-flawed/

Many inmates are held without bail these days, remanded to the county jail -- or they receive an astronomical bail. This article explains why judges do this

Adam Sirois claimed a confession by a mentally ill man was not proof beyond a reasonable doubt without further evidence in the case of #EtanPatz.

Adam Sirois claimed a confession by a mentally ill man was not proof beyond a reasonable doubt without further evidence in the case of

Pedro Hernandez confessed, but was acquitted in the case of #EtanPatz: https://nationalcdp.org/allen-charges-are-flawed/

A former delicatessen worker convicted of killing Etan Patz in a 1979 New York slaying that helped raise national awareness about the plight of abducted children was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison.

Jose Ramos is a convicted pedophile who abducted children in the area #EtanPatz was murdered: https://nationalcdp.org/allen-charges-are-flawed/

Convicted child molester and former suspected Etan Patz killer to go free

Allen Charges are a flaw, as evidenced in the case of #EtanPatz https://nationalcdp.org/allen-charges-are-flawed/

Allen Charges are a flaw, as evidenced in the case of #EtanPatz https://nationalcdp.org/allen-charges-are-flawed/