Lou will speak about Connecticut’s criminal justice system from the viewpoint of a prosecutor, discuss his experiences and how the system has changed throughout his careers. He will talk about the various cases he has prosecuted, the effects of recent criminal justice reforms in the state and across the country, and address any questions regarding the operations of the criminal justice system in Connecticut.
Lou Luba has been a prosecutor with the Division of Criminal Justice since 1995, working out of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney Special Investigations Unit/Statewide Prosecution Bureau, New Britain – G.A. # 15, and Windham Judicial District – Part A. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, a M.P.A. from the nation’s top ranked Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a Masters in Homeland Security with a concentration in Terrorism Studies from the American Military University, as well as graduate studies at the University of Connecticut, Naval War College, Naval Justice School and National Defense University. He holds professional certifications in Criminal Investigations through the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute and Cyber Investigations through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is 3CI certified through the National White Collar Crime Center.
Lou is one of the state’s leading prosecutors in sexual assaults and computer crime related cases, and has been a presenter at several national and international conferences on the issue of non-consensual pornography and computer facilitated sexual violence. Based upon his work in this field, Lou was named 2019 Prosecutor of the Year. He is a POST certified instructor regularly teaching at the Law Enforcement Council in Norwich and an Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University, teaching Expectation of Privacy and 4th Amendment as part of the Advanced Detectives Certificate Program. He is also the author of the Connecticut Law Enforcement Guide to the 4th Amendment and Expectation of Privacy.