Racial Justice Speaker Series: Is Justice Skin Deep? With Dr. TaLisa J. Carter

Friday, April 23, 2021 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion with Dr. TaLisa J. Carter, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University, as a part of the Racial Justice Speaker Series hosted by the UCF Department of Criminal Justice. 

Dr. Carter leads the Shades of Justice Project, which examines the relationship between colorism and perceptions of justice-related issues, including how experiences and perceptions of skin tone relate to broader views of justice and occupational aspirations.

Dr. Carter is also an affiliated scholar at the Urban Institute, and affiliate at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason University. Her research examines theoretical explanations of accountability in the criminal justice system, the role of identity in criminal justice professions and the impact of colorism on criminal justice outcomes. Previously, she worked as a deputy corrections officer in Savannah, GA, where she supervised male and female residents with diverse classification statuses. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in Deviant Behavior and Sociological Forum.

Joining Dr. Carter for this discussion are Harold R. Mack, trainer and educator from the Delaware Department of Corrections, Orlando D. Lilly, captain for the Baltimore County Police Department, and Maricé Morales, Maryland delegate from the Law Office of Maricé Morales. 

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