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Should Good People Be Prosecutors: A Debate

March 14, 2012 11:10am - March 14, 2012 12:30pm
Room 114


Paul Butler, the Carville Dickinson Benson Research Professor of Law and a former federal prosecutor, along with Mark Piepmeier, Chief Assistant Prosecutor for Hamilton County, will speak as part of a panel discussion on whether or not good people should be prosecutors. 

Professor Butler teaches in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, and jurisprudence. His most recent book "Let's Get Free:A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice," asks: If there are too many people in prison, how should we feel about the men and women who put them there? He concludes that "prosecutors are more part of the problem than the solution."

Mr. Piepmeier has worked in public service for over 30 years. An experienced prosecutor, he has personally handled over 30 death penalty cases and has supervised many more.

Please join us for what promises to be a provocative and engaging debate.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.