In this webinar, David A. Harris shares his thoughts about the power of police in the criminal justice system.
David A. Harris is the Sally Ann Semenko Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh’s law school, where he teaches criminal law and procedure, and evidence. David devotes his research to the study of police conduct, search and seizure law, and the intersection of race and criminal justice. He’s the leading national authority on racial profiling; his 2002 book “Profiles in Injustice” and his many scholarly articles on the topic resulted in new laws, and regulations in hundreds of American police departments. He is also the creator and host of the Criminal Injustice podcast, which you can find and subscribe to at www.criminalinjusticepodcast.com. In Pittsburgh and in other communities around the country, he’s applied his work to creating better relationships between police and the communities they serve, particularly African American communities, to bring about both respectful, just policing, and public safety. This work resulted in David receiving the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2015. His most recent book is “A City Divided: Race, Fear, and the Law in Police Confrontations,” published by Anthem Press, available through Amazon and local bookstores, tells the story of the Jordan Miles case – a terrible incident of police/civilian violence in Pittsburgh that divided the city, and the case’s full journey through the legal system.