Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will host The Friedman and Gilbert Criminal Justice Forum, "Beyond Ferguson: Can We End Mass Incarceration and Racial Disparity in Criminal Justice?" Wednesday, December 7 at 5 p.m. The lecture will be delivered by David Cole, the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown Law School.
About the Lecture:
Police shootings, stop-and-frisk, Black Lives Matter, and rising crime in some cities have brought renewed attention to the persistent challenge of living up to the challenge implied in the term "criminal justice." A new consensus seems to have emerged that we are incarcerating too many for too long, and that harsh street policing is not necessarily the best way to address inner-city poverty. But offering a vision for moving forward is always more difficult than criticizing the status quo. What can and should be done to bring justice to the criminal justice system, and what will it take?
About David Cole:
Cole is the Hon. George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at Georgetown Law, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and an award-winning author of several books, including Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, which won the American Book Award. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Atlantic, and New Republic, among many others. He has received many awards for his human rights work and advocacy, including the Inaugural Norman Dorsen Presidential Prize from the ACLU for lifetime commitment to civil liberties. He was an Open Society Foundations Fellow in 2014.