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Race and Policing in America

George Floyd’s death has sparked widespread protest in the U.S. over police abuse. This roundtable discussed the sources of police violence and what can be done to fix America’s police and make law enforcement accountable. 




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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. Before joining the faculty at Yale, she was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1995 to 2007, serving as Max Pam Professor and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Nicola Lacey
Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at LSE. From 1998 to 2010 she held a Chair in Criminal Law and Legal Theory at LSE; she returned to LSE in 2013 after spending three years as Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, and Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. In 2011 she was awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize by the University of Bern for outstanding scholarship on the function of the rule of law in late modern societies and in 2017 she was awarded a CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics.                                                                                                                                                                          
Tim Newburn
Tim Newburn (@TimNewburn) has been Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the LSE since 2002. He was Head of Department of Social Policy from 2010-13 and Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology from 2003-2009. Prior to joining LSE he was Joseph Rowntree Professor of Urban Social Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London and Director of the Public Policy Research Unit (1997-2002). He has also worked at the University of Leicester (1982-85), the Home Office Research & Planning Unit (1985-90), the National Institute for Social Work (1990-92) and the Policy Studies Institute (1992-97).                                                                                                                                                                                
Coretta Phillips
Coretta Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy and is a member of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology. Her research interests lie in the field of race, ethnicity, crime, criminal justice and social policy. Coretta's most recent book, The Multicultural Prison jointly won the Criminology Book Prize in 2013 and it was shortlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed/British Sociological Association Award for Ethnography in 2014.




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


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This event was held on 12 June 2020 and was part of the US Centre's Phelan Family Lecture Series.


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