Transparency in Criminal Justice: A 2020 Vision – April 1 – April 3

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We are excited to announce the Quattrone Center’s Spring Symposium, which will kick off with a conversation with world-famous recording artist and criminal justice reform advocate John Legend and exoneree and member of the Central Park Five Dr. Yusef Salaam on Wednesday, April 1 at the National Constitution Center. The symposium will conclude with a discussion with Sarah Koenig, the Host and Co-Creator of the Serial podcast, at Penn Law on Friday, April 3.

As in past years, the symposium will gather leading criminal justice reformers – practitioners, scholars, activists, and others – to discuss important issues and trends in criminal justice reform. Topics will include:

  •  The role of “court watchers” in reducing incarceration and improving outcomes in pretrial and misdemeanor courts;
  •  How “Big Data” is changing policing;
  •  How plea bargaining affects disclosure of exculpatory evidence;
  •  The role of courts in ensuring accurate eyewitness identifications;
  •  Transparency in prosecutorial accountability; 
  •  Judicial Resistance to Prosecutors’ Conviction Review Efforts; and 
  •  The role of the media in promoting criminal justice transparency