On April 14, 2004, Marc Mauer presented the Fifteenth Annual Walter C. Reckless Memorial Lecture at The Ohio State University. The Reckless Lecture, organized and sponsored by the Criminal Justice Research Center, is published each year in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. The lecture is named after Walter Cade Reckless, a pioneer in American criminology and corrections, whose academic career spanned sixteen years at Vanderbilt University and three decades at The Ohio State University.
Following the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others the nation is demanding justice through direct actions and mass mobilizations. Strategic solutions include a range of recommendations that address racial disparities, reduced law enforcement interactions, and sentencing reforms.