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

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Join the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity and Stanford Law School, to an interactive panel to discuss A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crime and What It Means for Justice, Stanford Law School Professor and former federal prosecutor David Alan Sklansky’s book.

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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.

Copies of the book are available at the Stanford Bookstore and online from Harvard University PressAmazon, and Bookshop.

Speakers:

sujutha baliga
Attorney and Restorative Justice Practitioner

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Rabia Belt
Associate Professor of Law and History by courtesy, Stanford University

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

Adam Serwer
Staff Writer, The Atlantic
 

David Sklansky
Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford University

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact disability.access@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by April 2, 2021.

Organizer(s)

Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

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This event is open to the public.

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