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June 18, 2007

Anyone planning to attend this week's House "Summit on Crime Policy"?

I noted briefly here that Representative Bobby Scott, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, has planned a "Summit on Crime Policy" for later this week entitled "Violent Crime — Prevention and Solutions from the Experts."  Thanks to the Sentencing Project, I found this flyer providing more details about the summit.  Here are the particulars:

Summit: 8:30am-1:30pm in 2237 Rayburn House Office Building

Throughout the day, prominent researchers and representatives of leading national crime policy organizations working in developing and shaping crime policy will give brief presentations on their priorities for the 110th Congress.  Topics will include:

  • Post-incarceration reentry
  • Juvenile justice reform
  • Gang violence and prevention
  • Mandatory minimums and sentencing reform
  • Alternatives to the criminal justice system and sentencing
  • Habeas Corpus Reform and Guantanamo Bay
  • Death penalty reform and DNA exoneration
  • Racial profiling and racial aspects of criminal justice policy
  • Law enforcement and the criminal justice system

I would be grateful for reports from the field from anyone planning to attend this interesting sounding "Sentencing Lawapalooza."  And I would be eager to post any prepared testimony or materials that folks might send my way.

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