Episode 260 | Just Addressing Judicial Biases Against Teenagers of ColorJaclynn McKay
Wright, Y., Henning, K., (2023, September 29). Just Science. Just Judicial Biases Against Teens of Color. [Audio podcast episode]. RTI International. https://forensicrti.org/just-science-episode-260/
Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law, where she supervises law students and represents youth accused of delinquency in the D.C. Superior Court. Professor Henning served as the Law School’s Associate Dean for Clinics and Experiential Learning from 2017-2020. Professor Henning first joined the faculty in 1995 as a Stuart-Stiller Fellow in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinics. After her fellowship, Professor Henning joined the staff of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where she continued to represent clients and helped organize a Juvenile Unit designed to meet the multi-disciplinary needs of children in the juvenile legal system. Professor Henning served as Lead Attorney for the Juvenile Unit from 1998 until she left the Public Defender Service to return to the Law Center in 2001. Professor Henning writes extensively about race, adolescence, and policing. Her book The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth was published by Penguin Random House in September 2021 and was featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review and received rave reviews in the Washington Post. The book was awarded a 2022 Media for a Just Society Award by Evident Change and the 2022 Social Justice Advocacy Award from the In the Margins Book Awards Committee. Her previous work appears in journals and books such as Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment (2017, edited by Angela J. Davis) and Punishment in Popular Culture (2015, edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat). Race features prominently in her articles such as The Reasonable Black Child: Race, Adolescence and the Fourth Amendment (67 AM. U. L. REV. 1513, 2018), Race, Paternalism and the Right to Counsel (54 AMER. CRIM. L. REV. 649, 2017), and Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color: The Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform (98 CORNELL L. REV. 383, 2013). Professor Henning is also an editor and co-author of an anthology Rights, Race, and Reform: Fifty Years of Child Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice System (2018).