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Professor Wesley Oliver Hosts PCN Series 'Crime & Punishment'

Wesley M. Oliver, associate professor and director of the Criminal Justice Program at Duquesne University School of Law, this Sunday launches a new monthly series on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, PCN.

Prof. Wes Oliver hosts a new Pennsylvania Cable Network show called Crime and Punishment.
Crime & Punishment airs Sept. 23 at 6:05 p.m. and repeats Sept. 30 at the same time. The inaugural show features a discussion about Pennsylvania's sentencing guidelines. Oliver moderates the dialogue with his guests:

  • Judge Jeffrey Manning
    Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Joseph Sabino Mistick
    Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Judge Jeffrey Sprecher
    Berks County Court of Common Pleas


Oliver began Crime & Punishment on Pennsylvania's public affairs network to bring together regional and national experts to debate criminal justice issues. New shows air the fourth Sunday of each month.


Oliver teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law at Duquesne University School of Law. His recent scholarship has examined numerous aspects of criminal law and procedure, including search and seizure, interrogations, material witness detentions, wiretapping, plea bargaining, Prohibition and the history of policing.


In addition to his PCN role, Oliver serves as a legal analyst for NBC News' coverage of the criminal proceedings against Jerry Sandusky. He is a frequent commentator on criminal justice issues and has appeared on ABC World News, CBS This Morning, CBS's 48 Hours Investigates, NBC Nightly News, NBC's TODAY Show, MSNBC's Ed Show and commented on NPR. Oliver has been quoted by newspapers that include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner.


Oliver earned J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from Yale University and J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.