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ABF Research Professor, Traci Burch, to Present "Holding Police Accountable" at 2018 ABA Annual Meeting

August 1, 2018, Press releases

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WHAT: Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Program, CLE Research Seminar: "Holding Police Accountable: Promoting Transparency in Police Conduct," co-sponsored by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Gun Violence.

WHO: Panelists: Traci Burch, research professor, American Bar Foundation; associate professor of political science, Northwestern University. Frank R. Baumgartner, Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Chief Anthony Holloway, chief of police, St. Petersburg Police Department. Stephen Rushin, assistant professor of law, Loyola University Chicago. Karen Sheley, director, Police Practices Project, ACLU Illinois.

WHEN:  8:30 a.m. Aug. 3

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Plaza Ballroom B (East Tower, Lobby Level), 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

REGISTER:  This is a free event. Registration is required. Contact the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at fellows@abfn.org  or (800) 292-5065

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2018The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section, and the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Gun Violence will co-sponsor a Fellows CLE Program at the 2018 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago titled, "Holding Police Accountable: Promoting Transparency in Police Conduct.” The program will feature several panelists who will discuss various efforts to increase police accountability by highlighting both local and national efforts to reform police departments. Topics include the roles that data and technology, criminal prosecutions, and citizen activism play in improving police performance.

A featured panelist is Traci Burch, a research professor at the American Bar Foundation and associate professor of political science at Northwestern University. Burch is a prominent researcher on American politics and law. Her research focuses on political participation, political inequality and social policy. She is the author of “Trading Democracy for Justice”and the co-author of “Creating A New Racial Order.” Her articles and essays have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals, such as Political Behavior, Law and Society Review, and Criminology and Public Policy. Burch received her Ph.D. in government and social policy from Harvard University. Other panelists include: Frank R. Baumgartner, the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Stephen Rushin, assistant professor of law at Loyola University Chicago; and Karen Sheley, director of the Police Practices Project at the ACLU of Illinois. The panel will be moderated by the honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

 

About the American Bar Foundation

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About the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

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