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Knock-Knock, Reform is Here: Analyzing The Future of No-Knock Warrants

1h 1m

Created on March 15, 2021





In the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, a number of potential reforms relating to policing and criminal justice have taken center stage nationwide. Among the many reforms being discussed at the local, state, and federal level is the use of "No-Knock" Warrants.

This course, taught by leading criminal defense attorney and legal thought leader Joey Jackson will provide a thorough analysis of numerous reforms being proposed around issues of policing and criminal justice, focusing specifically on the use of No-Knock Warrants. The program will present relevant historical context as to how No-Knock warrants started to be used, evaluate the dangers inherent in their use, and examine the efficacy of potential reforms.  

This program will benefit criminal law practitioners and civil rights attorneys at all levels, as well as any attorneys seeking to deepen their understanding of this timely and important topic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of meaningful and imminent criminal justice reforms
  2. Discuss No-Knock warrants and understand when they can be used
  3. Review the relevant historical context behind No-Knock warrants
  4. Identify why No-Knock Warrants are considered inherently dangerous
  5. Examine the reforms aimed at limiting or banning No-Knock warrants

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