Michael Rich presents at Law and Society annual meeting
Elon Law Professor Michael Rich presented on technologies that can prevent crime and immigration law enforcement at the June meeting in Boston.
Rich presented a paper entitled “Limits on the Perfect Preventive State,” which is forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review. In this work, Rich examines the use of new technologies by the State to make criminal conduct practically impossible and explores legal and ethical issues surrounding the increased application of such technologies.
At the Law and Society annual meeting, Rich also participated in a panel entitled “Sealing the Gap Between Criminal Procedure and Immigration Law.” The panel discussed the recent trend of state and local law enforcement officials becoming the “front line officers” in immigration enforcement and focused on legislation such as Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB56 that are creating new questions in criminal law, procedure and immigration law jurisprudence. On this panel, Rich discussed how federal immigration enforcement initiatives are impacting local law enforcement strategies and tactics.