The Walrus Consults Criminal Justice Policy Researcher

Dr. Kate Puddister

Dr. Kate Puddister, a professor in the Department of Political Science, spoke to The Walrus about why courtrooms are resistant to changes to better accommodate victims of sexual assault.

She discussed the role of the victims in criminal trials and the reasons why judges have been reticent to change how courtrooms operate.

Puddister researches criminal justice policy and police oversight, and studies interactions between politics and the judiciary.