Sentencing Disparities and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Racial Bias | CLE Seminar Catalog

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Sentencing Disparities and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Racial Bias

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Date Published

October 1, 2020


Dayton Bar Association


Racial Bias, Attorney Professional Conduct, Implicit Bias, Racial Justice, Sentencing


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In this seminar, participants will learn about the role that racial disparities—specifically sentencing disparities—play in perpetuating the racial bias that increases the daily danger of living as a Black American in the United States. The speaker will highlight the manner in which the U.S. criminal justice system’s racial inequities feed into biased beliefs about Black criminality. Ultimately, the goal of the seminar is for participants to understand that, instead of tackling implicit bias as a means to fight sentencing and other criminal justice bias, we must actively correct and eliminate the disparities head-on. This sort of anti-racism work, including the realities of how systemic racism affects individuals every day, is essential to full and effective representation of clients.

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Jelani Jefferson Exum
Philip J. McElroy Professor, Detroit Mercy Law

Jelani Jefferson Exum is the Philip J. McElroy Professor at Detroit Mercy Law. She is a nationally recognized expert in... Read More

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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

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