Stand Your Ground: Discretion, Race, and Culture
An engaging conversation about how discretion, which is exercised at all levels of the criminal justice system, can affect the outcomes of criminal cases, including claims of self-defense and the right to stand-your-ground. Tamara Lawson (Saint Thomas University School of Law) discusses the dynamics of the discretionary decisions made by legislatures, prosecutors, judges, and juries, in controversial homicide cases like the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, the Marissa Alexander case, and the Michael Dunn case, as well as other high profile criminal cases.
stand your ground, discretion, race, culture, criminal justice, self-defense, judges, juries, homicide cases, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Marissa Alexander, Michael Dunn
Criminal Law | Race and Ethnicity | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Lawson, Tamara. "Stand Your Ground: Discretion, Race, and Culture." Ensemble video, 01:13:53. April 1, 2014. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/s5YTf8b7