From Police Reform to a New Public Safety Model

What do legal scholars have to say about the broken parts of our systems?

 

With grave racial disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic and a global spotlight on race and policing in the United States, America’s civil unrest has reached new levels of mobilization. In its wake, calls have shifted from “reform the police” to “defund police” and “reimagine public safety.” As we welcome this shift in mindset, legal scholars are seeking to answer the question: “What are our best strategies toward redesigning, funding, and implementing a new public safety model?”

This webinar, which took place on August 17, 2020, was hosted by the Center for Policing Equity, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and UC Irvine School of Law. The webinar consisted of several segments, which start at the approximate time-stamps:

  • 0m0s - Welcome remarks (Phillip Atiba Goff)
  • 4m30s - Special remarks (Vanita Gupta)
  • 12m10s - Panel: From Federal Intervention to Black-Owned (Monica Bell & Barry Friedman, moderated by Kim Shayo Buchanan)
  • 43m50s - Panel: From Dignity to Equity (Song Richardson & Tom Tyler, moderated by Hilary Rau)
  • 1h20m15s - From Justice to Freedom: A Conversation with Phillip Atiba Goff & Sherrilyn Ifill (moderated by Anne Milgram)

 

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Featured Videos

Lawrence Sherman, Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing was unable to attend Monday's live webinar session. However, you can learn more about his research and contributions from the video provided here. 

Jack Glaser, UC Berkeley and Amanda Charbonneau, RAND were unable to attend Monday's live webinar session. However, you can learn more about their research and contributions from the video provided here. 

Featured Papers

Reimagining American Policing - Tom Tyler