I have been away for too long. Rest assured, though, that during the campaign, I did address issues of social and criminal justice where appropriate. In fact, I was the only one to do so publicly.
The campaign ended months ago…then there was the wrap-up and figuring out what is the next best step. Do I return to criminal law practice (which I left when my kids were born, in 2005?) Do I return to teaching? Do I start something else? While exploring those options, I’ve tried to stay active in a couple of other areas. I did write, but not on criminal justice issues. One article was about municipal politics- development, specifically. The other was about my experience of being mistaken as a Muslim candidate during the election. Here are the links, in case you are interested: Being Mistaken for a Muslim Candidate and Building the Toronto that We Want
Now, as I work on a couple of other projects, I intend to return to my criminal justice advocacy through writing as well. With a new study about how easy it is to get people to give false confessions (and to insist that a false memory is true), I plan to write about the aggressive technique police use to get confessions from suspects.
Looking forward to engaging with you again,