The Law & Economics of Criminal Justice Reform

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program, The Judicial Education Program

The Law & Economics of Criminal Justice Reform

The tools of law and economics can help identify strengths and weaknesses in America’s system of criminal justice and can be used to evaluate reform proposals. The Symposium on the Law and Economics of Criminal Justice Reform gathered the country’s leading authorities on crime, policing, and punishment to discuss and debate how well the criminal justice system is working and where it can be improved. Panelists addressed such topics as the new technologies of policing, racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, pre-trial detention and bail reform, over-criminalization, asset forfeiture, and many others.

Criminal Justice 2018 Agenda

Welcome and Opening Address by Professor Erik Luna

Panel 1: The New Technology of Policing

Panel 2: Racial Discrimination in Criminal Justice

Keynote Address by Attorney General Mark Herring, Commonwealth of Virginia

Panel 3: Over-Criminalization and Its Consequences

Panel 4: Corporate Criminal Liability and Compliance

Panel 5: Pre-trial Detention and Bail Reform

Panel 6: Imprisonment and the Alternatives

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