The Docket - Episode 14: Peter Sankoff on the Duffy Trial
With the Duffy Trial set to resume this month there is no better time to chat with criminal law professor and Duffy expert Peter Sankoff.
Will Duffy testify? Will he win? What can we learn from the whole cluster-duff? We almost get to the bottom of it all.....
Peter Sankoff is a Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law. He concentrates his teaching and research on legal issues surrounding the criminal trial process.
Peter worked as a law clerk for Claire L’Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1996-97. He went on to work as Counsel in the Deparment of Justice (Human Rights Law Section) for two years before leaving Canada to take a post at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Peter worked as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Auckland from 2001-2010. He joined the University of Alberta as a Full Professor in 2012.
Instead of shamelessness copying and pasting any more of Peter's extensive bio I will just post some links.
Visit Sankoff's webpage at petersankoff.com and follow the links to check out all of his work and thoughts on the Duffy trial.
You should also check out Peter's comprehensive paper The Worst $90,000 Ever Spent: 10 Questions About Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright, the Criminal Code and the Canadian Criminal Justice System.
And stay tuned for volume two - Still The Worst $90,000 Ever Spent: 10 More Questions About Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright, the Criminal Code and the Canadian Criminal Justice System - which will hit the interwebs on November 12.