Equality under law is a fundamental principle in American political and legal thought. In criminal justice, however, disparities remain across populations in spite of similar underlying conduct. Experts from different disciplines examine the problem from different points of view, each additional study adding a new level of depth to an already complex problem.
The JLPA brought these different perspectives together to discuss two critical questions: Which policies cause disparate criminal justice outcomes, and what reforms are needed to eliminate these disparities?
—Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress
—Paul Heaton, Academic Director of The Quattrone Center
—Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project
—John Hollway, Executive Director of The Quattrone Center
—Mary Catherine Roper, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania
—Teressa Ravenell, Professor of Law at Villanova Law School
—Robert Alt, Buckeye Policy Institute
Co-Sposored by: Penn Federalist Society and American Constitution Society – Law School Chapter