B.A., State University of New York Albany; J.D., Albany Law School
Kristine Hamann is the Executive Director and founder of Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence (PCE). PCE provides consulting and research services for prosecutors to promote best practices, spur innovations and implement solutions. PCE supports statewide prosecutor-led Best Practices Committees that have formed in 20 states. PCE publishes articles on a wide variety of criminal justice issues. PCE hosts regular national meetings for prosecutors. For more information about PCE see www.pceinc.org.
From 2013 to 2016, Kristine Hamann was a Visiting Fellow at DOJ/Bureau of Justice Assistance. She chairs the NY State Best Practices Committee for prosecutors, and she teaches at Georgetown Law School. She is a member of the ABA Criminal Justice Council and is on the ABA Criminal Justice Journal Editorial Board. She does assessments of prosecutor offices and presents on various prosecutor-related topics including body worn cameras, ethics, eye-witness identification, community outreach and witness intimidation.
From 2008 to 2013, Professor Hamann was the Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. From 2007 to 2008, Professor Hamann was the New York State Inspector General. From 1998 to 2007, Professor Hamann served as the Executive Assistant DA to DA Robert Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in NYC. Prior to 1998, Professor Hamann held a number of other positions in that office including Deputy Chief of the Trial Division and Director of Training. She started her career as a violent crime prosecutor.
She has received various awards including Prosecutor of the Year (NY State Bar Association, 2013), Prosecutor of the Year for Executive Leadership (NY District Attorneys Association, 2010), Excellence in Government Award (Albany Law School, 2008), and Public Service Award (NY County Bar Association, 2005).