Criminal Justice Forum: Listening to Defendants

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: ZOOM

Guest Speaker:

Bennett Capers, Professor of Law and Director of Center on Race, Law & Justice, Fordham University School of Law

Professor Capers plans to discuss all the ways we silence criminal defendants, and will make the argument that we have gotten everything wrong.  Specifically, he argues that we would be better off if we listened to defendants.  Listening to defendants has the potential to help us rethink why people offend.  It has the potential to contribute to rehabilitation and perceptions of legitimacy.  It can benefit victims by facilitating something akin to restorative justice and by allowing victims their own right of confrontation.  And it can benefit the rest of us as well.


CLE credit: 1 hour

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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