Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice (4/12/13)

Join the Prison Studies Group for our Third Annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday, April 12 at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

“Police, Prisons, and Power: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice” features original research from PhD candidates from across the country, discussing historical, contemporary, national and international issues related to criminal justice.

Capping off the day is a keynote address from Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of The Correctional Association of New York.

We hope you can join us!


Police, Prisons, and Power:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice

April 12, 2013
The Graduate Center, CUNY — Room 5409
365 Fifth Avenue, New York


[De]constructing The Carceral State (9:15 – 10:35 am)

Rethinking the History of American Jails in the Postwar Era
Melanie Newport (History – Temple University)

Political Economy of Pretrial Detention
Martin Schoenteich (Criminal Justice – The Graduate Center CUNY)

The Hidden Sentence and Its Impact on the One-sided Story of Mass Incarceration
Josh Kaiser (Sociology – Northwestern University)

Realignment: California’s Solution to Preventing Crime and Reducing Incarceration
Corinne Keel & Marisa Landin (JD, Law – Stanford Law School)

Re-Entry: The Prison and the Community (10:45 am – 12:05 pm) 

Gender and (Fictive) Family in a Women’s Post-Incarceration Mentoring Program
Janet Garcia (Criminal Justice – Rutgers University)

Beyond Crime and Punishment: The Public Health Risk of Mass Incarceration
Jason Silverstein (Anthropology – Harvard University)

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction
Ronald F. Day (Criminal Justice – The Graduate Center CUNY)

Repurposing Lives: Examining the Synergy between Formerly Incarcerated Individuals and Green Job Trainings
Jessie Rouder (Sociology – Columbia University)

The Culture of Crime and Punishment (Luncheon Panel, 12:15 – 1:25 pm)

A Cultural Performance of Punishment: Bernie Madoff’s 150 years
Colleen Eren (Sociology – The Graduate Center CUNY)

Why Stop Snitching
Wendy Salkin (Philosophy – Harvard ; Law – Stanford)

Legislating Faith-Based Prisons
Brad Stoddard (Religion – Florida State University)

Gender and the Criminal Justice System  (1:35 – 2:55 pm)

The Many Bodies of Romina Tejerina: Reproductive Rights and the Social Condemnation of Infanticide
Leyla Savloff (Anthropology – University of Washington, Seattle)

Transforming Spaces: The Experiences of Women Teaching in Women’s Prisons
Breea C. Willingham (American Studies – SUNY Buffalo)

Women in Latin American Prisons
Stephanie Campos (Anthropology – The Graduate Center CUNY)

From “Doing” to “Done”: Gendered Prison Art
Laura Pecenco (Sociology – University of California, San Diego)

Panel Five (3:05 – 4:25 pm) Police and Policing

The Counterinsurgent Redemption of Policing: The International Association of Chiefs of Police, 1955-1968
Stuart Schrader (American Studies – New York University)

The Production Of “Police Legitimacy” In Urban Communities
Sarah Pircard-Fritsche (Criminal Justice – The Graduate Center CUNY)

Don’t Trust the Police: Race, Place, & the Crisis of Legitimacy in the Criminal Justice System
Peter A. Hanink (Criminology Law & Society – University of California, Irvine)

Police, Justice, and Violence: Law Enforcement Officers on Torture and Human Rights in India
Rachel Wahl (International Education – New York University)

Keynote Address: Soffiyah Elijah (4:25 pm)
Soffiyah Elijah is the Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York. An accomplished advocate, attorney, scholar and educator, she is the first woman and the first person of color to lead the nearly 170-year old organization.

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