Dr. Kate Puddister smiles for a portrait in an outdoor setting.
Dr. Kate Puddister

Dr. Kate Puddister, a justice policy researcher in the College of Social and Applied Social Sciences, discussed public perceptions when a case fails to be prosecuted with the Toronto Star

A lack of explanation for why a case is dropped makes it “difficult to provide public [police] accountability and oversight,” she said. 

A professor in the Department of Political Science, Puddister researches law and politics and police oversight and accountability.