Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2011
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Day-long Workshops
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Cyril Magnin III
    Floor: Fourth Floor Level

    We often think of criminal policy as being local, yet it is also true that the United States’ unique multi-tiered political system exerts pressure on criminal policy and shapes it ways that sometimes empowers higher levels of government. Historically, this dynamic has been considered an unalloyed good, for the federal government in particular traditionally acted as a bulwark against the tyranny of the majority in favor of individual rights.  More recently, however, many have noted both the rise of political power by racial minorities in cities and their increasing ability to control local social policy agendas, including criminal policy.  This panel will explore these dynamics in the context of enforcement of immigration laws, investigation and suppression of terrorism.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Organization: Yale Law School

Organization: Rutgers University Department of Political Science

Organization: Columbia Law School

Session Fees

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