The country witnessed an explosion in protest movements following the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020, along with growing calls to defund law enforcement and prisons. Just two years later, a Pew Research poll shows that Americans rank violent crime the third most concerning problem facing the country. Both the poll and protests reflect persistent concerns about the criminal legal system and how the government pursues public safety. Professor Hill will offer a new lens for analyzing risk and violence, which emphasizes the dynamic relationship between race and carceral policies. This lens can ultimately aid stakeholders in their efforts to empower marginalized communities and to rectify the harm attending contemporary criminal policies.