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Sharon L. McCarthy Participates In A Panel Entitled “The Future of Prosecution: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fordham Urban Law Journal” At Fordham Law School
March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
On March 2, 2023, Sharon L. McCarthy participates in a panel at Fordham Law School entitled “The Future of Prosecution: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fordham Urban Law Journal” and presented by the Center on Race, Law & Justice, the Stein Center for Law & Ethics, and the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
In recent years, there has been increasing concern about mass incarceration, over-criminalization, and assembly-line algorithmic justice. There have also been calls to defund the police and to abolish prisons. At the same time, the #MeToo movement, and the persistence of police violence, not to mention white-collar crime, are reminders of how many offenses seem to go unpunished, or at least under-punished. Against this backdrop, this program will examine the following questions: What should be the future of prosecutors? What crimes should be the focus of their work? In what ways should prosecution and its related practices change? Should prosecutors’ offices reflect the diversity of the communities in their jurisdiction, or is this unnecessary? Are “progressive” prosecutors the answer, or just more of the same? Are prosecutors even necessary?
CLE credit may be offered for this event.
- Bennett Capers, Center on Race, Law & Justice, Fordham Law School
- Sharon McCarthy, Esq., Kostelanetz LLP
- Kenneth Montgomery, Kenneth J. Montgomery, PLLC
- Derick D. Dailey, New Jersey Office of the Attorney General
- Eliza Orlins, Legal Aid Society in Manhattan
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