Raymond M. Brown Presenting on "Racial Disparities in New Jersey's Sentencing Guidelines" hosted by the Essex County Bar Association
Raymond M. Brown, partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, will be presenting on “Racial Disparities in New Jersey’s Sentencing Laws” hosted by the Essex County Bar Association, together with the Garden State Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association. This virtual event will be held on July 20, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This is the fourth panel discussion in an ongoing series of programs examining racial justice and the law. During this online program, a panel of criminal law experts will examine issues involving race and equity in New Jersey's sentencing structure. This program is worth two (2) CLE credits, one (1) of which can be counted toward as a Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit.
Topics to be explored:
- Systemic bias in New Jersey’s existing sentencing structure, the genesis of Title 2C, sentencing enhancements, and “mass incarceration”;
- Legislative efforts to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses;
- Findings and recommendations by the NJ Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission;
- The need for judicial discretion in sentencing; and
- Restorative Justice, what is it, and how can it be used in appropriate.