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Police Brutality: Its Chilling Effect and Innovative Solutions

Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

The Seattle Journal for Social Justice is excited to announce its symposium entitled “Police Brutality: Its Chilling Effect and Innovative Solutions” on Friday, April 6th, 2018. We will examine this crucial issue from contrasting perspectives. We hope to explore the challenges and fundamental changes needed to address this issue. The journal welcomes papers for presentation at this symposium and for potential publication in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice.

“Police Brutality” is a topic addressed throughout the country by a variety of constituencies. We are especially interested in papers and presentations from all academic disciplines, from practitioners, and people in the field and on the ground. This topic triggers questions about the application of law and justice as it applies to race, culture, gender, religion and socioeconomic status as they relate to policing and communities. The Seattle Journal for Social Justice hopes that this symposium will serve as a platform for researchers, practitioners, and community organizers to interrogate, to analyze, and to create new developments in this arena. Areas of interest for this topic include, but are not limited to:

  • Body Camera Efficacy
  • Evidentiary Issues in Prosecuting Police Brutality
  • De-escalation Training
  • Officer Mental Health Care and Safety
  • The “Blue” Race
  • Community-Police Partnerships
  • Weaponry Militarization
  • Reframing Criminal Behavior as Public Health Policy
  • FBI narrative of nonexistent “Black Identity Extremists”
  • Protests Large and Small: take a knee, economic disruption, and Black Lives Matter

We are pleased to announce Taylor Dolven, reporter for Vice News, will be our keynote speaker.

Register for free.

Book a room at a nearby hotel.

Please submit by email your presentation proposal, including the title, authors, and abstract, to with the subject line: Symposium Proposal. After we receive and accept your proposal, the authoring guidelines will be e-mailed to you.


Special Issue Theme: “Police Brutality: Its Chilling Effect and Solutions”

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 10th, 2017