CLE: "5 things you might now know about crime and punishment, but probably should."
Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Max L. Rowe Auditorium - Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Andrew D. Leipold
Edwin M. Adams Professor of Law
Director, Program in Criminal Law and Procedure
University of Illinois College of Law
One of the most remarkable changes in public policy over the last 20 years has been the bi-partisan efforts to bring about criminal law reform. States across the country, including Illinois, have recently taken steps to make the criminal law more focused, more effective, and more just. But while these efforts continue, there remains a great deal of confusion about some of the basic facts about the criminal system. This talk discusses some of those underlying facts, from crime levels to clearance rates, from police practices to incarceration issues. The goal is to give the listener a more informed view about the current state of criminal justice in this country, in hopes of giving some context to the public debate on reform efforts.
This session has been approved for 1.00 Illinois MCLE general credit hours.
Free and open to the public, but registration is required.