Sentencing Disparities and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Racial Bias
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October 1, 2020
Dayton Bar Association
Racial Bias, Attorney Professional Conduct, Implicit Bias, Racial Justice, Sentencing
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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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.
How to Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.
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