My intent is not to cast aspersions on feminism or even “White feminism” but, in the vein of James Forman Jr.’s Locking Up Our Own and Naomi Murakawa’s, The First Civil Right, to tell a complex story of feminism’s relationship to the American penal state so that we feminists can, in Murakawa’s words, “reexamine the scaffolding beneath our explanations for mass incarceration” in order to better fight it.
The California city of Berkeley will become the first in the United States to take police officers out of traffic enforcement and replace them with unarmed employees of a newly formed Department of Transportation.
On Aug. 17, the Center for Policing Equity, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and UC Irvine School of Law are hosting a virtual event “From Police Reform to a New Public Safety Model.”
On July 9, Dean Kerry Abrams hosted a conversation with Duke Law faculty members on the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color.
On a recent episode of the podcast “Conversations with Tyler,” UVA Law Professor Rachel Harmon shares her thoughts on the best ideas and practices for improving policing.
Between the Facts and Norms of Police Violence: Using Discourse Models to Improve Deliberations Around Law EnforcementFranciska Coleman
This Article conjoins the sociolinguistic concept of discourse models with Jilrgen Habermas’s discourse theory of democracy to argue that restoring the legitimacy of police practice in the aftermath of police violence incidents requires monitoring and countering the discursive marginalization of community narratives indexed by transgressive discourse models.
This podcast episode of Reasonably Speaking’s “Coping with COVID” shifts attention from one pandemic to another, the plague of excessive force by police officers.
An article from The Atlantic, “How to Actually Fix America’s Police,” addresses the systematic issues with policing in America and lays out a strategy for reform.
The American Law Institute is making the Sections of Principles of the Law, Policing that are approved by both ALI Council and membership available for free download. These Sections were presented in drafts at the 2017 and 2019 Annual Meetings.
Several law school faculty, each of whom runs or is associated with a center devoted to the practice of policing and the criminal justice system, released the report “Changing the Law to Change Policing: First Steps” to address enduring problems in American policing.