Criminal Justice Speakers

Criminal justice refers to the system of law enforcement (including the bar, the judiciary, corrections, and probation) that is directly involved in the apprehension and prosecution of those suspected of or charged with criminal offenses. Criminal prosecution needs to be handled in a just way, respecting all human rights, while being done in an effective and efficient manner. If you have interested in booking an African-American public speaker or criminal justice expert from Great Black Speakers, try browsing through our highly qualified field experts to educate an audience on criminal justice.

John Marshall

John Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, our nation’s first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American History.

John W. Marshall         John is the younger of two sons of Thurgood Marshall, the lead attorney in Brown v Board of Education, and our nation’s first African-American Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. John specializes in motivational speeches dealing with his father’s role in our nation’s civil rights movement and his place in American history. He has also been the featured speaker for numerous law enforcement and f...


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Charles Ogletree

Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice; Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Charles Ogletree          Charles is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Professor Ogletree opened the offices of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org) in September 2005 as a tribute to the lege...


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Judge Mablean Ephriam          Judge Mablean was born to Robert and Mable Ephriam in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. She is no stranger to achievement. Through hard, consistent and dedicated work, she strives to perform and do her God-given best. Since a child, she has always had that “spirit” of excellence and liberality about her.The ninth of ten children, you could always find her somewhere reading, studying, and asking countless questions...


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Keith Beauchamp

Emmy Nominated Producer / Director / Investigative filmmaker who made history unearthing the truth about Emmett Till: bringing justice to victims of injustice.

Keith A. Beauchamp         Emmy Nominated Producer/Director, Keith attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney.As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beauchamp had his share of run-ins with racism but it wasn’t until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white woman at a party that he felt compelled to figh...


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Jamal Joseph

Panther, Poet, Professor, Prisoner and Oscar Nominee who speaks on activism, creative arts, social justice and personal transformation.

Jamal Joseph            Jamal is a Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is the Executive Artistic Director of New Heritage Theater and Films and the Founder of the acclaimed Impact Repertory Youth Theater of Harlem. He is an alum of the Sundance Directing Lab and the Third World Newsreel Film and Video Workshop. He serves on the advisory boards of the Tribeca Film Insti...


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Chris Jones

2015 EMPOWER MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR - It’s Better To Be Prepared For An Opportunity Than To Have An Opportunity And Not Be Prepared!

Chris Jones         “Don’t Do Something Permanently Stupid Because You Are Temporarily Upset”     Chris Jones’ story enthralls, inspires, engages, captivates, and blesses the hearts of his many listeners. Whether addressing a room full of disadvantaged youths or adults, Chris’ personal life and professional successes have universal appeal.Born to teenage parents, Chris was raised by his mother in Washington, D.C. Chris never allowed him...


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Matthew Horace

Media Contributor I Motivational Speaker I Adjunct Professor I Author I Leadership Consultant

Matthew W. Horace       www.matthewhorace.com          Matthew is an internationally recognized law enforcement, homeland security and leadership expert. He is an accomplished and energizing motivational speaker, trainer, lecturer, leadership consultant and recognized broadcast news and media contributor. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for a national security firm based in metropolitan New York...


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Ezekiel Walker

Revolutionary Pro-Activist with a relatable and unapologetic style of writing and speaking.

Ezekiel J. Walker        Ezekiel is a writer and lecturer residing in Durham, North Carolina.Walker most recently completed his third book, Black As I Wanna Be, which discusses the most recent recurring murders by way of police brutality and what revolutionary changes are needed to make a difference for the present and future generations of African Americans to overcome this and other institutional controls. Walker continues to collabor...


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Dr. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy

Leading scholar and activist in education, youth culture, and public policy.

Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy         Dr. Lewis-McCoy is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the City College of New York – CUNY.The changing national and international landscape necessitate deeper, more sustainable, and meaningful conversations and research. In his work, he provides rigorous, historically grounded, context-rich analysis of problems facing the United States and the African Diaspora.His research and c...


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Rev. George Walters Sleyon

Author, Educator, Social Activist, Singer and Song Writer.

George Walters Sleyon          George is an International Speaker, Author, Preacher, Singer/Songwriter and Founder of The Center for Church and Prison, Inc.-A resource and research center  working towards community revitalization through prison reform and strategic solution development and intervention in the high rates of incarceration and recidivism in the United States criminal justice system. George has spoken in United States, Unit...


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Tracey L. Fisher         Mr. Fisher is a Social Motivational Speaker, Community Activist and The Face of Re-Entry in Philadelphia, PA. As the CEO of Gateway to Re-Entry, he has embraced his given mission by providing viable avenues for individuals to develop solid decision-making tools so they can successfully navigate their life journey. His mission evolved during his 22 years of incarceration in the Federal Prison System. He was the o...


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