As the jury's verdict of guilty on all three charges was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Stony Brook University has subject matter experts who can provide perspective and dimension as to the ramifications of the verdict. 

Experts available to speak about the outcome are: 

Robert Chase: Professor Robert Chase is a historian of prisons, policing, and punishment. His research and teaching interests include the history of mass incarceration and the construction of what historians call "the carceral state."  He is the author of We Are Not Slaves:  State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America (UNC, 2020) and Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigrant Detentions, and Resistance (UNC, 2019).

Crystal Fleming: Professor Fleming is a critical race sociologist whose research examines antiracism as well as the dynamics of white supremacy and antiblackness in the United States and France. She is the author of Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in France (Temple University Press, 2017) and How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide (Beacon Press 2018).