01.29.14 — Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick has written the first ever chapter on US criminal evidence cases to be included in new edition of McWilliams’ Canadian Criminal Evidence, considered the authoritative text referred to by Canadian appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Zoltek-Jick was invited by the editors to contribute a “Year in Review” as part of the book’s new “Global Perspective of the Most Significant Criminal Evidence Cases” in 2013.

“It was a great honor to be included in this inaugural look at US criminal evidence cases,” said Zoltek-Jick, a longtime member of the faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, where she also serves as associate director of the school’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project.

Zoltek-Jick was among just three scholars worldwide (the other two are based in England and Australia) invited to join an International Advisory Panel charged with contributing to the most comprehensive criminal evidence written resource in Canada.

“The Top 10 list of criminal evidence cases for 2013 for the United States is very different than the other countries,” said Zoltek-Jick. “Here, the hidden backdrop of evidence is often a question of constitutional criminal procedure, and that is a unique perspective in this international volume.”

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