Maurice Possley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about, investigated and consulted on issues involving criminal justice in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years.
Maurice is the author of three non-fiction books — Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth, The Brown’s Chicken Massacre and the New York Times best-seller Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI’s Story of Courage and Faith.
He has been a consultant on a number of television and film projects over the years, including the award-winning documentary “At The Death House Door” by filmmakers Steve James and Peter Gilbert (they of Hoop Dreams fame), the feature-length 2004 documentary Deadline, television programs including Dateline, 60 Minutes, Bill Kurtis’ American Justice on A&E, as well a numerous writing, academic and investigative projects, some of which are still ongoing.
Maurice is a sought-after speaker and lecturer who, since the 1980s has taught classes at the college and graduate-school level on investigative reporting and criminal-justice-related issues at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, the University of Montana, the University of Alaska, and the University of Michigan School of Law. From 2009 to 2012, he was an investigator for the Northern California Innocence Project at the University of Santa Clara’s School of Law.
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