CJ students Alexis Miller, Erin Robinson, Cara Graf participated this past Friday, March 12th, in the University of Louisville Engaged Scholarship Symposium 2021 presenting "A Distant Mirror: Human Rights, Breonna Taylor and the Perspectives of Law Students in the Russian Federation."
"Our presentation looked at five major areas of policing that have been, or should be, restructured to promote safer and more fair enforcement of laws. We dove into the cases that catalyzed the creation of each change; historical successes, failures, and struggles related to implementing these reforms; and the hoped-for impact of all five practices becoming standard at every police department. In our discussion, we analyzed, specifically, the recent Louisville, Kentucky case of Breonna Taylor, which has sparked a revolution in policing around the country and a fight against neo-racism around the world. The five topics of police issues relative to Breonna Taylor that we covered were Rehabilitation versus Incarceration, Requirements for Search Warrants, Police Use of Body Cameras, and Training/Use of Force. Initially, we presented to students at Perm State University in Perm, Russia. We feel that with the Russian students as well as the UofL symposium, we sparked important conversations regarding police conduct and accountability on both a local and international level." - CJ students Alexis Miller, Erin Robinson, and Cara Graf