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May 2017

Forum: Bias, Use of Force, and the Criminal Justice System (Christopher Boscia)

When: Sunday, May 07 2017 @ 11:00 AM - - 12:15PM
Where: Humanist House
1180 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95110
Description: This presentation will provide participants with a framework to evaluate the lawfulness of police shootings of civilians. Topics to be covered include how criminal charges are instituted, the definition of homicide and its defenses, and how cognitive bias affects the evaluation of officer involved shootings.

Christopher Boscia has been a Deputy District Attorney for seven years prosecuting cases in Santa Clara County and Contra Costa County. Prior to working as a prosecutor, he was a staff member to the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice. The Commission examined the causes of wrongful convictions and evaluated the death penalty system in California.

Sponsored by Humanist Community in Silicon Valley

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