When should a police officer be allowed to detain you?
When you are detained, should you be allowed to consult a lawyer immediately?
Are you always presumed innocent until proven guilty?
When you are eventually convicted, should the state be allowed to punish you any way it deems fit?
Most importantly, how does the Constitution respond to these issues?
These issues (and more) will be explored by a panel of eminent speakers at the SMU Criminal Justice Conference 2015, organized by the SMU Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice Club. Continue reading