The challenges of modern-day policing on university campuses: the nexus between equitable enforcement and justice denied

Presented by Thomas Parham, California State University, Dominguez Hills

University presidents are being confronted with demands to reform public safety and defund the police. Simultaneously there’s an obligation to provide public safety to our college and university communities whose academic ambiance are impacted by the differential degrees of crime. Clearly, university leaders face a quandary about the best solutions that will lead to successful outcomes, but those strategies must be found in the nexus between equitable law enforcement and authentic justice. This session is intended to broker a discussion that leads to a strategy to manage these two competing issues.