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Sparer Symposium 2009

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28th Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2009

Crime in the City: Current Practices & Alternative Solutions

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m.  WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

  • Michael A. Fitts, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, Penn Law School

9:15 a.m.   SEARCHING FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS:  ARE HOLISTIC CRIME-REDUCTION STRATEGIES EFFECTIVE?

  • Liberty Aldrich, Center for Court Innovation
  • Denise Clayton, Philadelphia Youth Violence Reduction Partnership
  • Robert L. Listenbee, Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • Danielle Sered, Common Justice
  • Robin G. Steinberg, Bronx Defenders

11:15 a.m.   DOES THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME?  A DEBATE ON SENTENCING PRACTICES 

  • Moderated by: Stephanos Bibas, Penn Law Professor
  • Sarah Hart, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m.    KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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2:30 p.m.    POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY:  CAN WE WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE?

  • Colonel Dean Esserman, Chief of Providence Police Department
  • Ron Kanter, Producer of Documentary “New Cops”
  • Charles H. Ramsey, Philadelphia Police Commissioner
  • David Rudovsky, Penn Law Professor, Civil Rights Attorney, and Criminal Defense Attorney

4:30 p.m.    COCKTAIL RECEPTION 

 

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