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.
New York Attorney General Leticia James announced the appointment of Barry Friedman and Loretta Lynch as special advisors to help guide and support her investigation into the recent interactions between NYPD and the general public.
On Thursday, June 11, Minnesota Law is hosting a free webinar on “Policing, Racism, and the Law,” which will feature discussion on current issues surrounding policing policy and racial injustice.
At ALI’s 2017 Annual Meeting, the Use of Force chapter from ALI’s Principles of the Law, Policing project was approved. This Chapter contains best practices for police departments to follow concerning use of force in officers’ interactions with the public.
Several jurisdictions are using facial recognition to aid law enforcement—from helping identify suspects and witnesses, to locating missing children. At the same time, other jurisdictions have banned facial recognition outright, fearing the potential for abuse of such technologies, and warning of the severe invasion of privacy posed by such systems.
2019 Report of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness IdentificationsThe Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications
The Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications (Task Force) was created, in part, in response to the scientific developments in the field of eyewitness identification and the recognition that courts had begun to apply these developments in criminal cases.