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In this episode of See generally, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Earle Hepburn Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Institute of Law and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, joins Kristen Marino to discuss her research in criminal law theory and evidence. Professor Ferzan begins by describing her path to becoming a law professor and her experience working at the U.S. Department of Justice. Then, she discusses her forthcoming article, The Trouble with Time Served. She analyzes the potential justifications for pretrial detention and the practice of awarding credit for time served, arguing ultimately that this approach contributes to ongoing issues with the criminal justice system and that, alternatively, we should financially compensate defendants who are preventively detained. Additionally, Professor Ferzan describes her recently published paper, #WeToo, where she illustrates that the #MeToo movement's success was facilitated by group allegations. She analyzes the impacts that this phenomenon will have on the criminal justice system, including the effects of its intersection with racial injustices.
Interview by Kristen Marino, Media Editor, Vol. 171, University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Produced and edited by Andrew Gormley.
Cover Art by Emily Horwitz, Online Executive Editor, Vol. 170, University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Cite as: See generally, A Conversation with Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, U. Pa. L. Rev. (May 5, 2023), https://anchor.fm/see-generally-podcast.
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