Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    Room: McKinley
    Floor: Mezzanine Level
    This panel investigates how issues of agency, dignity, and race are mediated by the criminal system. Policing as a system of social control responds to the interests of the demographic majority who wield political and economic power. Currently, the courts fail to engage with the ways in which African American communities perceive and experience policing. That may change racially if African Americans were a demographic majority able to wield political and economic power. Already, grassroots social movements are pushing to reform a bail system that relies heavily on pretrial detention and fears for public safety. Nonetheless, however tantalizing the prospect of criminal justice reform, prosecutorial interests in protecting the nature and sources of factual information have tended to limit criminal justice reform and disempower criminal defendants.
Session Speakers
Brooklyn Law School

University of Wisconsin Law School
Moderator and Speaker

Brooklyn Law School

Session Fees
  • [5105] Criminal Justice - Agency, Dignity, and Race in the Formation and Implementation of Criminal Procedure: $0.00