With Trump in White House, Criminal Justice Reformers Will Look Elsewhere


Professor John Pfaff was quoted in NBC News where he discusses the election of Donald Trump as it relates to reform of the criminal justice system.


“The reform movement all along has been local,” said John Pfaff, who teaches criminal justice policy at Fordham University School of Law. “And on Tuesday night there was reason to be optimistic.”

But reformers explained that away by pointing out that the death penalty affected a relatively small subset of the criminal justice system. There are about 2,905 people currently on death row in America, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

“Its impact on criminal justice is less than people think,” Pfaff said.


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