Race and Policing Symposium

Repeated instances of police violence against people of color raise serious questions about the impact of race on policing. This symposium brought together leading scholars and innovative practitioners to define the problem, identify challenges, and discuss possible solutions to this persistent issue. UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professors Mario Barnes, Jennifer Chacón, Michele Goodwin, Kaaryn Gustafson and Henry Weinstein helped plan and lead the full day of discussion that also included keynote speakers LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Judge Shira Scheindlin and Professor Wesley G. Skogan. Event details >

Oct. 7, 2016
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Panel One: Street-Level Policing

Chair: Prof. Mario Barnes, UCI Law
L. Song Richardson, UCI Law
Chuck Epp, University of Kansas
Nikki Jones, UC Berkeley
Devon Carbado, UCLA

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A Conversation with Chief Charles Beck, LAPD

Moderator: Prof. Henry Weinstein, UCI Law

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Panel 3: Police Accountability

Chair: Charis Kubrin, UCI
Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law
Carroll Seron, UCI
Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Merrick Bobb, PARC

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Panel 4: New Directions and New Challenges for Policing

Chair: Cheryl Maxson, UCI
Jennifer Chacón, UCI Law
Michael Davis, Northeastern University Chief of Police
Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, Author
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, UCI Law
Ana Muñiz, UCI

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Panel 5: Race and Suspicion

Chair: Kaaryn Gustafson, UCI Law
George E. Tita, UCI
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, UDC
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia
Jack Glaser, UC Berkeley
Hamid Khan, Stop LAPD Syping Coalition

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Closing Remarks

Introduction by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Law
Closing Remarks by Judge Shira Scheindlin
Moderated Q & A