Phillip Atiba Goff

Phillip Atiba Goff teaches social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is co-founder and president for research of the Center for Policing Equity. His work focuses on racial bias, discrimination and the intersections of race and gender.

Goff’s approach to bias explores the ways in which racial prejudice is not necessarily a precondition for racial discrimination; he looks at the contextual factors that can produce racial inequity. He is the youngest member of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice advisory board for the Center on Race, Crime and Justice and has served as an expert witness in several high-profile cases. He has been recognized as a national leader in race and gender discrimination as well as an emerging leader in research on race, gender and policing.

Goff has appeared on MSNBC and NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as in the LA Times and on HuffingtonPost.com.

Phillip Atiba Goff

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise: Racial Bias, Discrimination, Intersections of Race and Gender, Crime and Justice, School-to-Prison Pipeline, Law Enforcement, Racial Profiling, Racial Anxiety, Gun Control, Policing, Prejudice, Microaggression, Black Male Achievement, Implicit Bias

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Safiya Jafari Simmons, Values Partnerships
Phone: (301) 237-2648
Email: safiya@valuespartnerships.com

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Tracey Meares

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Before arriving at Yale Law School, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She has held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Since 2004, she has served on the Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council Standing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Additionally, she has served on two National Research Council Review Committees: one to review research on police policy and practices and another more recently to review the National Institute of Justice.Yale Law School Law School Professor, Tracey L. Meares specializes in crime prevention, criminal procedure, and criminal law policy.

Meares has been especially interested as of late in teaching and writing about communities, police legitimacy and legal policy, and she has lectured on this topic extensively across the country to audiences of academics, lay people, and police professionals.

meares

Professor of Law at Harvard Law School 

Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Crime Prevention, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law Policy, Police Legitimacy, Community Relations

Location: Cambridge, MA

Contact Information:

Phone: (203) 432-4074

Email: tracey.meares@yale.edu

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Walter Lamar

Former FBI agent Walter Lamar is a federal law enforcement specialist. He has served as Deputy Director to the the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Law Enforcement, and Senior Adviser to the Department of the Interior’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security.

In his 19 years as an FBI agent, Lamar received the FBI Shield of Bravery twice, and worked on high profile cases such as the Zodiac Killer, the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, and the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, Texas.

In the past, Lamar has been an overseer to the Tribal Juvenile Alternatives to Detention report to Congress. He is a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana and descendant of the Wichita Tribe of Oklahoma.

Lamar is the founder and President of Lamar Associates LLC, a security consulting firm that provides professional services for emergency preparedness, risk management, drug/gang awareness and prevention, and law enforcement training attuned to Native American tribal communities and organizations.

Lamar has appeared on NPR member station KUNM and Native America Calling.

Walter Lamar
Former FBI and BIA Deputy Director of Law Enforcement

Areas of Expertise: Security, Law Enforcement and Training, Drug and Gang Awareness, Community Policing, Tribal Law Enforcement, Risk Management

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: walter@lamarassociates.net
Phone: 202 230-8741

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