Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Justice Center holds events for National Criminal Justice Month

The Justice Center is holding three events during March in celebration of National Criminal Justice Month.

National Criminal Justice Month Lecture:
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., LIB 307

Mark Curriden, J.D., discusses his book, Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism, about the 1906 lynching of a falsely accused black defendant while his execution was stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The program is on Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307, and is free and open to UAA students, staff, and faculty.

This case changed forever the justice system in the United States. Mr. Curriden describes the legal, social, and political importance of the case, and its significance in American history. His presentation includes audience question and answer.

Mr. Curriden is the former legal affairs writer for The Dallas Morning News, and is now Writer in Residence at SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and a senior writer for the American Bar Association Journal.

National Criminal Justice Month Film Festival:

Thursday, March 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., LIB 307
"Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" - the story of nine black teenagers wrongly convicted of rape. Film presentation and discussion.

Thursday, March 24, 6:30 -8:30 p.m., LIB 307
"Inherit the Wind" - a dramatization of the Scopes trial on the teaching of evolution.
Films are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the public.

Film Festival co-sponsored with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Counsel
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March is National Criminal Justice Month

Contact anbaa@uaa.alaska.edu for more information on these events.