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BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR LEGAL SYSTEM: ISSUES THAT STRETCH OUR UNDERSTANDING – HYBRID CLASS

Start:
Tuesday, November 16th
1:30 pm
End:
Thursday, November 25th
3:30 pm
Cost:
$35 – $45
Website:
https://seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu/educational-opportunities/academy.php

Event Description

November 9, 11, 16, 18 (Tuesdays/Thursdays) 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Attend in person at ISU’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal (Masks required.)

     OR

Watch Online Via Zoom

*Classes are subject to change based on current CDC and IDPH guidelines, as well as ISU policies and procedures.

FEES:

$35 for Senior Professional members
$45 for non-members

For in person, pricing is per person.
For ZOOM, one registration per household.

Price includes:
• Four 2-hour sessions (one Academy of Seniors class)
OR
• Six 2-hour Mornings with the Professors lectures

No single-session option available.

Register online at seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu
or call (309) 438-2160.

Seating is limited for in-person viewing.

Zoom participants will receive a Zoom link a week prior to
the class(es) for which they’ve signed up and again on the
day of each class session.

Class Descriptions:

November 9: How Just is Our Justice System?

Why is hateful and potentially dangerous speech protected from censorship? Why should a guilty person go free on a technicality? How can we maintain our civil rights while fighting crime effectively? What do the First and Fourth Amendments mean to you?

Bryan McIntyre, assistant appellate defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender

 

November 11: The Social Realities of Criminal Justice in America

Learn about criminal justice policies and legislation that have had a disparate impact on marginalized persons and communities in America (e.g., mandatory minimum sentences, police violence, mass incarceration, wrongful convictions). Miltonette Craig will address the multiplicative effects of race, gender, and class on criminal justice outcomes as well as concepts and theories, such as intersectionality and social disorganization, which can help in explaining such disparities affecting people of color and indigent citizens.

Miltonette Olivia Craig, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Sam Houston State University

 

November 16: The End of Money Bond: Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois

In February 2021, Illinois passed the Pretrial Fairness Act, a sweeping set of reforms intended to curb the overuse of jails and end the use of money bond. When the law goes into effect in 2023, poverty will no longer be a reason that people remain in jail. Sarah Staudt, a key advocate for the legislation, will explain what changes our courts will see, why they were made, and how they will make our courts fairer and our communities safer.

Sarah Staudt, senior policy analyst, Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts

 

November 18: American Exceptionalism: Differences in Our American Legal System from Other Western Countries

What is the difference between the “common-law” U.S. system and the more rigidly applied “civil law” of other countries? How does the American prison system differ from those of other developed nations? What is the goal of criminal justice? Learn how judicial discretion has shaped U.S. and international law.

Bryan McIntyre, assistant appellate defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender

 

 

 

 

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Senior Professionals
Phone:
(309) 438-2818
Email:
srprof@ilstu.edu
Website:
http://seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu/

Venue

Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-4781
Website:
http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/services/alumnicenter/