Panelists to explore race, class and the criminal justice system
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy has assembled a panel of experts to explore the complex relationships among race, class and the criminal justice system in America today. “Justice and Mercy: Criminal Justice Dilemmas” will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
The panelists are highly experienced scholars and authors who will address a range of issues, from the debate over how to understand and respond to high rates of imprisonment of black males to the morality of the death penalty.
- Leo Carroll, chairman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of “Lawful Order: Correctional Crisis and Reform.”
- Donna Murch, associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She is completing a book titled “Crack in Los Angeles: Policing the Crisis and the War on Drugs.”
- Alex Gerould, associate professor of criminal justice studies at San Francisco State University. He is the coauthor, with former San Francisco 49er Kermit Alexander, of “The Valley of the Shadow of Death: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption.”