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CSLS Speaker Series – OSAGIE OBASOGIE
Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
The Center for the Study of Law and Society
is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series,
Osagie Obasogie is Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics, School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley
He will be speaking on his paper
“Police Violence, Use of Force Policies, and Public Health”
Despite emerging social movements and growing media attention, police violence against unarmed individuals continues to be a dire issue in our communities; scores of people are unjustly beaten, maimed, and killed each day. If the Fourth Amendment is supposed to prevent police officers from using excessive force and also hold them accountable when they do, why does this problem persist? The research presented in this talk blends sociological and doctrinal examinations with critical theory to understand the relationship between Constitutional commitments and police departments’ use of force policies. This draws attention to not only how the Fourth Amendment fails to do the work that we think it should, but also produces the problem of excessive force by police officers.
Please join us on Monday, March 19 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave.
Professor Obasogie’s paper with co-author Zachary Newman (American Journal of Law & Medicine, 43 (2017): 279-295) is linked here and available in hard copy at the Center.
Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch.”
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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