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The Washington Post featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Linda C. Fentiman in "An infant died after her mother drank beer and they shared a bed. Maryland’s highest court said it wasn’t a crime"

07/31/2020

The Washington Post featured Elisabeth Haub School of Law Professor Linda C. Fentiman in "An infant died after her mother drank beer and they shared a bed. Maryland’s highest court said it wasn’t a crime"

Linda C. Fentiman, who has taught criminal and health law at Pace University’s law school, said it is not common for parents to be prosecuted in co-sleeping deaths. Fentiman said her research shows that when jurors, judges and prosecutors assess risk and try to answer the question of what a reasonable person should have done, they bring an unconscious bias and tend to hold mothers to a different standard.

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