powerful event on Friday, April 5, 2013 entitled "Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: The Challenge to Protect Individual Freedoms, Civil Rights and Our Safety." The event is free and open to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. and will deal with criminal justice issues including prison policy, civil rights and civil liberties, and expanding prosecutorial and police power.
According to the event site:
This Symposium provides a balanced discussion about pertinent 21st Century criminal justice issues. It weighs broader societal interests, such as safety and public order, against individual interests, including civil rights and civil liberties, privacy and autonomy. This symposium confronts these difficult issues with an open, informed perspective that fosters dialogue with an end towards positing practical and effective solutions."
The event will take place at St. John’s School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439.