Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participates in NYU Law School panel discussion on race and the judicial system featured on C-SPAN
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April 18, 2012
Professor Kami Chavis Simmons participated in a NYU Law School panel discussion on April 17 on race and the judicial system that is featured on C-SPAN. The NYU Center on the Administration of Criminal Law hosted the panel discussion on race and policing, featuring law professors and other experts.
The panel discussed how racial profiling affects policing from traffic stops to drug prosecutions. Panelists argued that there are multiple times during an officer interaction that can change how a community feels about the police force, including who gets stopped and how those people are treated by law enforcement after being stopped.
Moderated by David A. Sklansky, the Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, the panel also consists of Lisa Daugaard, the Deputy Director and supervisor of the Racial Disparity Project at the Defender Association of Seattle, Washington; L. Song Richardson, an Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law; J. Scott Thompson, the Chief of Police for Camden, New Jersey; and Tom R. Tyler, a Professor of Law & Psychology at Yale Law School.
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