BBI Chairman Peter Blanck on "Disability in Prison" in Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal

April 18, 2017

BBI Chairman and University Professor, Dr. Peter Blanck, recently authored an article for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, published by the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law. The article, entitled “Disability in Prison,” discusses the incarceration of individuals with disabilities and the less publically visible side of interactions between law enforcement officials and individuals with mental and physical disabilities. The article is based on Blanck’s remarks at the 2016 Symposium, “Beating Mental Illness: A Dialogue on Race, Gender and Disability Stereotypes in Use of Force Cases.”

The Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (ILJ) was founded in 1978 to assess contemporary society, conceive new and unique legal methodology, and seek solutions to contemporary societal problems. The Journal seeks to do this by challenging traditional legal scholarship through the perspectives of disciplines upon which the law is premised. As a result, the Journal provides a framework upon which the future of the law must grow.