Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and the Future of Policing

As part of the conference series “Law and Literature: Literary representations of identities and legal transcriptions”, the Cyberjustice Laboratory invites you to the conference “Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and the Future of Policing” presented by Pr Bennett Capers (Fordham Law School).




In Fall 2020, Professor Bennett Capers joined Fordham Law School, where he teaches Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure, and is also the Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice. A former federal prosecutor, his academic interests include the relationship between race, gender, technology, and criminal justice, and he is a prolific writer on these topics. His articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the California Law Review (twice), Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, New York University Law Review, and UCLA Law Review, among others. In addition to co-editing the forthcoming Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and Law (Cambridge University Press) and Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Criminal Law Opinions (Cambridge University Press), he also has a forthcoming book about prosecutors, The Prosecutor’s Turn (Metropolitan Books). His commentary and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other journals.

He has thrice been voted Teacher of the Year, is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Director of Research for the Uniform Laws Commission, and has served as Chair of the AALS Criminal Justice Section and Chair of the AALS Law and Humanities Section. Governor Cuomo has twice appointed him to serve on judicial screening committees. He has also served for several years as a Commissioner on the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Watch the conference that took place on February 03, 2022

This content has been updated on 16 February 2022 at 12 h 53 min.