The Origins of Mass Incarceration: The Courts and the 1960s Criminal Procedure Revolution?

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When Thursday, April 8, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Virtual REGISTER HERE:
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni
Cost Free to Attend

REGISTER HERE: Webinar: April 8 at 6 pm Mountain Time (7 pm Central Time) American principles of justice and equality lead our culture to value the criminal trial as a fair hearing for the accused and vindication for the victims of crime. But the reality of the U.S. justice system falls far short of this ideal, making criminal trials the rare exception amidst a wave of plea bargains in which the accused plead guilty in favor of lighter sentences. Join Judge Stephanos Bibas, a judge for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and author of The Machinery of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, 2015), and University of Colorado Law School Emeritus Professor William Pizzi as they discuss Pizziís new book, The Supreme Courtís Role in Mass Incarceration (Routledge, 2020). Pizzi provocatively argues that the Supreme Courtís attempts to expand the rights of defendants in the mid-20th century unexpectedly led to the mass incarceration crisis in the United States today. Their discussion will be moderated by Cook County Judge Tom Donnelly.

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Sponsored By Boston College Law School, St. Thomas Law School, CU Federalist Society, DU Federalist Society, Lumen Christi, Kolbe Jail House Ministry.
Moderated By Judge Thomas Donnelly
Speakers Judge Stephanos Bibas Professor William Pizzi