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Harvard Program in Criminal Justice spring speaker series
The theme of this year's speaker series is Myths of Public Safety. Myths abound about what public safety is and how it is achieved. These myths have been the basis of efforts toward mass incarceration, aided in the destruction of lives and communities, and fed huge racial disparities—all the while, research shows, making the public less safe.

This spring we will be looking at Parole.

We also have additional special topics featuring research from Harvard fellows and doctoral students.

1/25/23: Graduate Student Research Showcase:
Chika Okafor—"Exploring Prosecutor Behavior and Its Impact on Society"
Nicolette Bardele—"Spatial Variation in Community Supervision and Probation/Parole Agents’ Work Experiences"

2/1/23: "The Ethnographic Realities of Police Reform: Scenario Trainings and Police Common Sense" with Jessica Katzenstein

2/15/23: "Mass Supervision: Fix it, Shrink it, or Abolish it?" with Vincent Schiraldi

3/22/23: "What Process is Due? Community Organizing to Transform Parole" with Michelle Lewin, Anthony Dixon, and Lisa Berland

3/29/23: "We Live Amongst Each Other": Small-Town Policing and Acquainted Marginality with David Showalter

4/12/23: "Presumptive Parole: New Jersey’s Experience and the Need for Continued Reform" with Joseph J. Russo and Alicia Hubbard

4/19/23: Jasmine Nicole Olivier, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

4/26/23: "Parole and Reentry Start Inside: How Institutional Rules, Discipline, and Programs Drive Racial Disparities in Parole" with LaToya Whiteside and Jasmin Borges

5/3/23: "Does Perpetual Punishment Produce Safety? Executive Mercy and Access to Clemency" with Rachel Barkow

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Apr 12, 2023 04:30 PM
Apr 19, 2023 04:30 PM
Apr 26, 2023 04:30 PM
May 3, 2023 04:30 PM
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