April 27, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson
County Community College (HCCC) will host a Law Day Conference themed, “Miranda
– More than Words,” on Monday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be
held at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City,
just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. There is no
charge for admission.
The conference includes three panel
discussions centered on exploring our criminal justice system and the
importance of procedural fairness and equal justice under the law. Representatives
from the College will participate in the panels, and Dr. Saul Kassin of John
Jay College of Criminal Justice will be the guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served in the
morning, and lunch at noon.
This year marks the 50
anniversary of what could be
called the country’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case,
Miranda v. Arizona
The Miranda warning has become ingrained in law enforcement, yet Miranda is
only one element for ensuring justice.
One panel focusing on whether
the Miranda warning follows the historic legal
precedents for the protection against self-incrimination will be led by Dr.
Christiane Warren, the Associate Dean of Social Sciences at HCCC.
Dr. Aviva Twersky
Glasner, Chair of Seton Hall University’s Criminal Justice Program, will lead
the panel on why the United States Supreme Court decided that Miranda warnings
are necessary. The third panel, which will explore the balance between ethical
policing and the need for officers to understand the nuances of various
cultural elements in relation to Miranda rights, will be led by Dr. Eric
Friedman, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at HCCC.
Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to
Maria Guzman at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (201) 360-4752,
or register http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hccc-law-day-conference-tickets-24869814284