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Policing as a Public Good

In the wake of public criticism of contemporary criminal justice processes in general and of policing specifically, especially in the United States, some critics of these institutions and processes have called for abolition.


In this lecture, Professor Meares discussed the historical context of the abolition of slavery in the United States, located it in the broader context of Reconstruction, and offered an idea of policing as a public good that is central to a conception of citizenship.



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Tracey L Meares (@mearest) is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.                          




Peter Trubowitz
Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House


Podcast & Video

A podcast of this event is available to download from LSE Player. 

The recording of the Facebook Live of this event is available to watch at Policing as a Public Good.


This event was held on 22 October 2020 and was part of the US Centre's Phelan Family Lecture Series.


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