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What policymakers need to know about the criminal justice system

  • 735 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Presented By: Gerald Ford School of Public Policy
  • Dates: December 8, 2022
  • Location: Weill Hall Betty Ford Auditorium
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Price: This event is free and open to the public.
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As a 10th District Court of Appeals Judge for the State of Ohio, Judge Laurel Beatty Blunt will offer her perspective on what policymakers need to know about the criminal justice system.

Judge Beatty Blunt will offer firsthand knowledge about the criminal justice system, focusing on the inner workings of the local and national court systems, as well as the role of a judge as both a policy implementer and policy interpreter. Together, Dean Watkins-Hayes and Judge Beatty Blunt will discuss how social context--including race, gender, poverty, and education--shapes criminal justice pathways and outcomes.