Investigating Deaths in Custody
Deaths resulting from interactions with the U.S criminal legal system are a public health emergency, yet the scope of this issue is intentionally ignored by the very systems that are supposed to be tracking these fatalities. We don’t know how many people die in custody each year, whether in encounter with police on the street, during transport, or while in jails, prisons or detention centers. To make a real difference and address this human rights problem, researchers and policy makers need reliable data.
On Friday, September 29th from 8:30a.m.-12:00p.m. we invite you to join our esteemed faculty of experts, including the co-authors of the newly published Deaths in Custody: How America Ignores the Truth and What We Can Do About It, as we explore the research on deaths in law enforcement custody, excited delirium, the need for a death-in-custody checkbox on the U.S. Standard Death Certificate, and the need for changes in the U.S. medical-legal death investigation system, among other issues.
As an Accredited Provider of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education, we are excited to offer you the chance to earn up to 2 hours of Substantive CLE credit and 1 hour of ethics CLE credit through this conference; and by the Pennsylvania Coroners Education Board for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit.