Policing and Our Values Presented by 3PI

April 4, 2024
Chicago-Kent College of law

565 W. Adams St.
Chicago 60661
United States

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  • American Philosophical Association
  • Penn State Rock Ethics Institute


Illinois Institute of Technology
Pennsylvania State University

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Protests of the police are nothing new in the US. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, incidents of police brutality mobilized resistance, especially in marginalized communities that bear the brunt of policing’s harms. Protests then and now highlight policing at odds with basic values of justice, equity, respect, and harm reduction. Given history and recent events, is just policing that reflects these values possible? What public safety strategies, whether they involve the police or not, gives us the best chance to promote these values?

“Policing and Our Values” presented by the Policing, Policy, and Philosophy Initiative (3PI) brings together community leaders, public officials, lawyers, and scholars to explore these questions. The symposium on April 4 focuses on how our values and ethical commitments should inform two areas of policy: police deadly force and public safety strategies that complement and in some cases are alternatives to the police.

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Chicago-Kent College of Law, American Philosophical Association, and Penn State Rock Ethics Institute. It is open to the public, but registration is required. A complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees. This symposium is eligible for free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for those who register. Registrants will also have free access to a recording of the symposium.

3PI encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions, please contact Ben Jones at [email protected] or call 814-863-0314 at least one week prior to the start of the program to allow sufficient time to effectively meet your access needs.

About 3PI: The Policing, Policy, and Philosophy Initiative (3PI) launched in 2023 with support from the American Philosophical Association and Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. It aims to foster collaboration among philosophers and ethicists who study policing, with the goal of connecting their work to ongoing policy debates. To learn more, visit https://3pi.la.psu.edu/

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April 1, 2024, 11:45pm CST

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