The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology is currently accepting articles on bail reform. Interested scholars would also be invited to participate in a symposium on bail reform taking place on February 9, 2018.
The current state of bail reform is a pressing issue that deserves and requires serious attention and concerted effort to solve. In Chicago and across the country, we have seen community members, academics, local activists, lawyers, and engaged citizens alike call for an end to bail systems, which often negatively impact poor folks and people of color. These reform movements at the local level have sparked a national conversation which we would like to continue at JCLC's Symposium.