What creates racial disparities in the criminal justice system and what could address them?
A six-member panel moderated by Mary D. Fan, UW assistant professor of law, will explore these issues and related ones from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in 119 William H. Gates Hall.
“Racial Disparity and the Criminal Justice System” will be presented by the UW Minority Law Students Association. Members of the panel will be:
- Veronica Alicea-Galvan, judge of the Des Moines, Wash. Municipal Court.
- Katherine Beckett, UW sociology professor with a joint appointment in the Law, Societies and Justice Program.
- Jeff Geoghagan, an officer on the Seattle Police Department SWAT team.
- Alexes Harris, UW assistant professor of sociology.
- Anita Khandelwal, a staff attorney at The Defender Association in Seattle.
- Mark Larson, chief criminal deputy, King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.
For more information, contact Michael Kim, president of the Minority Law Students Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-219-6850.