Continuing Education and Professional Training

Continuing Education and Professional Training

Offering a variety of opportunities throughout the year.

Questions? Contact us by email: Jonathan Bechtol or Nicole Moses

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Incarceration Without Conviction

Featuring Mikaela Rabinowitz

February 22, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm PST

Online via Zoom @

Incarceration Without Conviction (the book on Routledge Publishing)

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Sociology Re-Wired Book Talk Feb 22 2022

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Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

Using Theory, Research, and Activism to End Systemic Racism in the Criminal Legal System – Professor Angela J. Davis and contributing authors

An Online Continuing Education Event

April 8, 2022

8:30am-4:30pm PST

Free | Suggested Donation $10-$50


This one-day continuing education event will feature authors from the book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution and Imprisonment (2017, Pantheon) edited by Angela J. Davis, Distinguished Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law. The event will include a keynote presentation by Professor Davis with panel presentations by authors whose work appears in the book – Professor Kristin Henning, Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law, Ronald Wright, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Programs and Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law at West Forest Law, Renée Hutchins, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., Dean and Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, Katheryn Russell-Brown, Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law and Director of the Race and Crime Center for Justice at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and co-Founding Faculty Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, Marc Mauer, Senior Advisor and former Director of The Sentencing Project, and Jin Hee Lee, Senior Deputy Director of Litigation and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The authors will discuss their chapters in Policing the Black Man, their current work, and how their work informs policy and practice in the criminal legal system. Participants will have the opportunity throughout the day to engage with the authors in Q&A and discussion.

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Policing the Black Man_ 2022 Continuing Ed

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Past Continuing Education and Professional Training

A sampling of our past events

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Roots of Injustice: The Structural Sources of America’s Penal State

featuring Dr. David Garland

Online Zoom Webinar - March 5, 2021, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

Watch the event recording

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This event was recorded and is available to watch.

For information, including the agenda and speaker biographies, see:

Agenda, Instructions and Biographies

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The Death Penalty in the Age of Data, Science, and Abolition

Online Webinar - May 22, 2020, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST


Featured Speakers:

Sister Helen Prejean, Author of Dead Man Walking

Kirk Bloodsworth, Death Row Exoneree and Executive Director Witness to Innocence

Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney

Additional Speakers from the Washington Innocence Project, Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice and School of Law, University of Washington Law, Societies & Justice, and Strange Fruit: Poems on the Death Penalty.

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Speaker and Organization Websites:

Sister Helen Prejean
Witness to Innocence
Washington Innocence Project


Agenda Instruction Bio (pdf)
Agenda Instruction Bio (docx)


Washington Innocence Project
Defending Capital Cases
Death Penalty Research from Washington State - Dr. Heather Evans


Social Media and Crime

Dr. Mary O'TooleDr. Ray SurretteJune 1, 2018, 8:30-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 130

Annual all-day continuing education event focusing on social media and crime. Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole and Dr. Ray Surrete. examine the role of social media in crime with focus on performance crime, copycat crime, the use of social media by domestic and international terrorists, and other topics.

Fair and Impartial Criminal Justice Practice: A Science Based Approach

April 30, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Student Center, Room 160

Featuring Dr. Lorie Fridell, Police Executive Research Director and author of Producing Bias-Free Policing: A Science-Based Approach. Opportunity to network with fellow students and criminal justice professionals, while earning eight hours of continuing education credit. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

4th Annual Criminal Justice Leadership Institute: Building Internal Research

August 12, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seattle University, Student Center 210

Large justice agencies may have the luxury of having their own full-time research/ analysis unit that can be tasked with administrative analyses, but there are many more mid-sized and smaller justice agencies that still have questions about whether they are doing works, or whether it is working as intended. How can we build the internal research capacity of these mid-sized and smaller agencies so that they can answer these important questions?