This two-hour community course, held in the South Hills JCC Social Hall, will support learners in their understanding of the U.S. criminal legal process, our systems of justice, and criminal trials. The information presented will help the whole community understand what goes on in the criminal courts, how trials work, what justice can look like and how we might attain it, and the special features and procedures of death penalty cases. By learning about this together, our community can understand what to expect. This knowledge will empower us to stand together and support one another during the stressful trial proceedings.
While this course will be helpful for those interested in understanding the legal system better before the April trial, this will not be a preview of matters pertaining to the trial. Learning will focus on trial processes and capital cases in general and will not be placed in the context of the upcoming trial.
This program will be taught by Professor David Harris. Professor Harris is the Legal Systems Educator and Advisor for the 10.27 Healing Partnership, and is the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair, author of “A City Divided: Race, Fear and the Law in Police Confrontations,” and host of the “Criminal Injustice” podcast.
Registration required. Program is free and open to all.