York Journalism Professor Receives Award

Professor William Hughes has received a PASS (Prevention for A Safer Society) Award from The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for coverage of the criminal justice system in his article "Memories of a Murder," published in the November 2010 edition of City Limits Magazine.

In the article, Professor Hughes examines the psychology of false confessions and the phenomenon of wrongful convictions by discussing the case of a man who claims to have been erroneously convicted for the 1990 slaying of a tourist in New York City.

The PASS Award, according to The National Council on Crime and Delinquency " . . . is the only national recognition of print and broadcast journalists, TV news and feature reporters, producers, writers, and those in film and literature who try to focus America's attention on our criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems in a thoughtful and considerate manner."

The five other magazines which received awards for 2010 were American Prospect, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Marie Claire, Miller-McCune, and The New York Times Magazine.