U.S. Court Reform Post Ferguson

When: 01.03.2018 - 17:30 - 19:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Main image Dr. Alejandro del Carmen

The unrest in Ferguson in 2014 sparked a vigorous debate in the United States about the relationship between law enforcement officers and African Americans, the militarization of police, the use-of-force law in Missouri, and the fairness of the U.S. court system.

Join a presentation and subsequent discussion with Dr. Alejandro del Carmen, Professor and Executive Directive of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies at Tarleton State University in Texas. Dr. del Carmen is currently a federal monitor on the Puerto Rico consent decree.

The presentation will focus on court reform post Ferguson. The discussion will focus on the lessons learned from the United States Department of Justice Report on Ferguson related to court reform. Further, particular case studies will be highlighted where statistical measures were implemented in order to measure and address (if necessary) selective and biased court practices in the United States.

The program will in English.