July 14, 2016

The Syndrome

The Syndrome

Introduction by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 1, 2015

Policing in America

Policing in America: Welcoming Remarks and Panel 1: The Costs and Benefits of Emerging Police Technologies

Featuring Jerry Ratcliffe, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University; Cynthia Lum, Associate Professor, George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; David A. Klinger, Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Vicki Gaubeca, Director, Regional Center for Border Rights, ACLU-New Mexico; Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha; Wadie E. Said, Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law; Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union; William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director, Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut; Alex Rosenblat, Researcher and Technical Writer at the Data & Society Research Institute; and Emily Ekins, Cato Institute.

November 16, 2015

Does the American Criminal Justice System Need an Overhaul?

Does the American Criminal Justice System Need an Overhaul?

Featuring Alex Kozinski, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and J. Harvie Wilkinson III, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

February 17, 2015

The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

Featuring the author David Skarbek, Lecturer, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London; with comments by Philip E. Keefer, Principal Economic Advisor, Institutions for Development, Inter-American Development Bank; and Adam Bates, Policy Analyst, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; moderated by Dalibor Rohac, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

September 12, 2014

Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon?

Do American Police Departments Need Military Weapons from the Pentagon?

Featuring David Kopel, Research Director, Independence Institute; Mark Lomax, Executive Director, National  Association of Tactical Officers; and Cheye Calvo, Mayor, Berwyn Heights, Maryland; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

September 10, 2014

Lessons from Ferguson

Lessons from Ferguson

Featuring Alice Goffman, Author, On the Run (University of Chicago Press, 2014); Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Officers Against Prohibition (LEAP); Ethan Brown, Author, Snitch (Public Affairs, 2007); and Lauren Victoria Burke, Creator, Crewof42 Blog; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

July 24, 2014

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Featuring the author Sidney Powell; with comments by Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore Law School; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

May 19, 2014

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Featuring Kevin Gates, Vice President, Powhatan Energy Fund; William Hurwitz, M.D., Pain Treatment Specialist; Lawrence Lewis, Engineer and Building Manager; and William Yeatman, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.