Read the articles from the symposium.
On November 18 & 19, 2016, Professor Joshua Kleinfeld of Northwestern Law School and Professor Richard Bierschbach of Cardozo Law School, with the Northwestern University Law Review, held a symposium centered around defining and defending a shared vision of democratic criminal justice. This symposium aimed to identify and critically examine the core ideas of the democratization movement, to project the democratization movement’s ideas into the national conversation, and to act publicly and collectively on matters of democratic criminal justice reform.
Opening Remarks – Manifesto of the Democratization Movement
Panel – Constitutional Foundations and Community Voice
Panel – Empirical Foundations: Shared Norms, Lay Intuitions, Legitimacy, and Compliance
Lunch – Why Prosecutors Rule the Criminal Justice System—and What Can Be Done About It
Panel – Community and Racial Justice
Panel – De-Bureaucratization: Police and Prosecutors
Panel – Philosophical Foundations: Criminal Law’s Democratic Nature
Roundtable – Policy Proposals
Roundtable – Toward a White Paper