Lecture / Reading

A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice

Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race & Ethnicity

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Monday, April 12, 2021
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Online

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Everyone

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What crimes count as "violent," and what significance does that have?  In his new book, A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice, Stanford Law School Professor David Sklansky argues that these are moral and political questions and that the answers our legal system has provided have contributed to mass incarceration, police brutality, and other pathologies of contemporary criminal justice. 

Join us for a panel discussion of these issues, sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, and the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race & Ethnicity, with comments from attorney and restorative justice practitioner sujatha baligaJustice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court, Adam Serwer of The Atlantic, as well as Professor Sklansky. Stanford Law School Professor Rabia Belt will moderate the discussion.

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