The U.S. criminal system is a powerful mechanism for the generation and redistribution of wealth, and policing is central to that function. Historically, a broad array of governmental entities have been known to use policing to control the labor pool, to generate revenue, and to redistribute resources away from heavily policed populations. This panel will discuss these and other economic contours of the policing function.
Abbye Atkinson, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Ed Gonzalez, Sheriff, Harris County, Texas
Alexes Harris, University of Washington, Department of Sociology
Blake Strode, Executive Director, ArchCity Defenders
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