CrimSL was well represented at the Law and Society Association (LSA) 2023 Annual Meeting on the theme “Separate and Unequal,” June 1-4, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Contributing research presentations and participating in discussion at LSA 2023 were: CrimSL Professors Kamari Maxine Clarke and Catherine Evans;PhD students Laura Acosta Zárate, Wumi Asubiaro Dada, Sabeen Kazmi, Tyler King, Daniel Konikoff, Adina Radosh, Diego Tuesta, Jeffrey Wong, and Jona Zyfi;and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ketty Anyeko.
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Professor Kamari Maxine Clarke presented "Affective Justice and the Struggle for Visibility" on June 3rd as part of the panel session Sentiment, Affect, and (International) Justice.
Professor Catherine Evans presented "The Politics of Incendiarism in the Nineteenth-Century British Caribbean" on June 2nd as part of a panel session titled Deception in Legal History, and also chaired the June 3rd session Teaching Law and Empire.
PhD student Laura Acosta Zárate, PhD candidate Wumi Asubiaro, and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ketty Anyeko (all supervised by Professor Kamari Clarke) gave a roundtable presentation entitled "Women in Conflict: Separate, Yet Unequal" on June 2, 2023.
Description: Decades ago, the recognition of women's roles and practices in conflict situations was not as prominent in law, society, and even in scholarship. Post the various wars and conflict situations, several scholarships have emerged; the law has undergone some changes, and society has acknowledged some realities while creating a separate category of and for women. The panel will explore questions of how the law has enacted a separate and unequal category of women despite the posturing that 'everyone is equal before the law'. Second, the panel will highlight how societies collude with the law to create separate categories of and for women, deepen this chasm of 'unequalness' and how faced with these two power structures, some women have risen above it.
PhD student Sabeen Kazmi (Supv. Professor Beatrice Jauregui) presented "The Two Tales of Urban Development in Karachi: Sindh’s Katchi Abadi Act v.s the People of Qayyumabad" in the session Decolonizing Legal Authoritarianism.
PhD student Tyler King (Supv. Professor Catherine Evans) presented "The ‘Insanity Tester’: How Electroencephalography Changed Criminal Responsibility" on June 3rd, 2023, as part of a panel session titled Forensic Science and the Courts. He was also the discussant for University of Surrey School of Law Professor Melissa Hamilton’s work-in-progress, “Identifying the Dangerous Few" at a panel titled Forensic Assessment and Predicting Risk of Violence.
PhD student Diego Tuesta (Supv. Professor Matthew Light) presented "The Moral Cartography of Prosecutorial Decision-Making" on June 3rd, 2023, as part of the panel session Methodological Approaches to Criminal Justice Bureaucracies in Latin America I. The paper presented by Tuesta develops a theoretical critique that draws upon findings from his journal article “Rethinking Prosecutorial Discretion: Towards A Moral Cartography of Prosecutors,” published in The British Journal of Criminology in 2021.
PhD student Adina Radosh (Supv. Professor Beatrice Jauregui) presented "Policing the Police in Mexico: Ethnographies of the Mundane and the Unexpected" on June 3rd as part of a panel session titled Methodological Approaches to Criminal Justice in Latin America II.
PhD student Jeffrey Wong (Supv. Professor Scot Wortley) presented "Entering School-grounds in Blue: An Evaluation of the Edmonton Catholic School Division's School Resource Officer Program" in the sessionPolice Violence: Calls for Reform on June 4, 2023.