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Panel to explore ethical questions facing criminal justice

March 3, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- A judge, a prosecutor and a police inspector will be members of a panel that will explore the ethical questions facing the criminal justice field as it moves into the next century Thursday, March 16, at Western Michigan University.

The panel will discuss "Ethics in Criminal Justice: Looking Ahead" at 7 p.m. in Room 210 of the Bernhard Center. Sponsored by WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, the discussion is free and open to the public.

Participating in the panel discussion will be Vincent C. Westra, chief district judge over the Consolidated Kalamazoo County District Court; Karen Hayter, Kalamazoo County assistant prosecutor; Dale DeLeeuw, inspector and director of professional standards for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety; and Dick Crites, a supervisor with the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Probation Office. Steven E. Reifert, a WMU doctoral student in sociology, will moderate.

For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at (616) 387-4397 or Dr. Insoo Hyun, assistant professor of philosophy, at (616) 387-3113.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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