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Parthasarathy considers dangers of Beverly Hills's surveillance system

Apr 25, 2022 Los Angeles Times
There is one camera for every 17 people in Beverly Hills, one of the most surveilled cities in the world. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the dangers of...
In the Media

Lin discusses chilling effect of Trump-era "China Initiative"

Mar 23, 2022 NPR
A professor who was arrested under the Trump administration's China Initiative began his trial this week. Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, explained how the...
In the Media

Ali comments on Gov. Whitmer kidnapping trial

Mar 1, 2022 WXMI Fox 17
The trial for the men who planned to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer is beginning soon.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, provided some insight into the trial and potential witnesses.  “Hard to know what a judge is thinking, but it...
In the Media

Ali provides insight into first insurrection trial

Feb 27, 2022 The Wall Street Journal
The first trial of a January 6 insurrection rioter will be a test for the government.  "If the government wins, and they are able to prove the validity of all of the charges, that could likely send a lot of defendants racing for plea deals,"...
In the Media

Ali provides insight on insurrection criminal cases

Jan 13, 2022 ABC News
A leader of the Oath Keepers militia group has been arrested in connection with the January 6 insurrection. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, commented on the charges. "The charges against Stewart Rhodes send a strong message about the...
News

Ali reflects on Jan. 6 insurrection and its implications

Jan 6, 2022
As the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection approached, the investigations into the causes and participants, as well as any changes in security or policy, came into focus. Since the insurrection, over 700 people have been charged in connection...
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Meet our new faculty: Ben Green

Aug 10, 2020
Ben Green was selected as one of six University of Michigan Society of Fellows for a three-year appointment. He will be an assistant professor at the Ford School working on a book project and teaching students. His research focuses on the social and...

MPP alum named Health Policy Research Scholar

Oct 15, 2018
Demar Lewis (MPP ’16), a member of the Ford School’s Alumni Board, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar (HPRS). This prestigious program supports second-year doctoral students across disciplines who have an...

Dinner for democracy: Race and the criminal justice system

Oct 22, 2021, 5:00-6:20 pm EDT
This virtual event will be a question-and-answer style panel with Eli Savit, Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney; Victoria Burton-Harris, Washtenaw County Chief Assistant; Dr. Jeremiah Wade Olsen, professor at UM-Flint; and Alyshia Dyer (MPP/MSW’22), former Washtenaw County Deputy Sheriff.
Racial Foundations of Public Policy

Racial foundations of criminal justice policy

Sep 28, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve—author of "Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court"—will join Dr. Celeste-Watkins-Hayes in conversation as part of a virtual series on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy.
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Just Mercy (All-Ford School book read)

Mar 8, 2017, 6:00 pm EST
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, then engage SCPP for a community follow-up event to discuss Stevenson's story and the miscarriage of justice in the United States of America.

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

Oct 13, 2015, 5:10 pm EDT
Rackham Auditorium
Based on the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut on money laundering charges, Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black, raises provocative questions about the state of criminal justice in America, and how incarceration affects the individual and communities throughout the nation.
Ford School

Are we there yet?: The promise, perils & politics of prison reform

Apr 13, 2016, 4:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium
Dr. Gottschalk is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in American criminal justice politics. In her presentation, she will examine why the carceral state, with its growing number of outcasts, remains so tenacious in the United States.

Why is "Restorative Justice" necessary now?

Mar 17, 2016, 5:00-6:00 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Room 1110
The rate of recidivism in the United States is over 50% and roughly 25% of the world's inmates are incarcerated in the U.S., which has exceeded U.S. incarceration capacity. The United States is pursuing countermeasures against recidivism and mass-incarceration. One of ways to mitigate those problems is Restorative Justice.
PUBPOL 692

PUBPOL 692.001: Thinking about Crime

David Thacher
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EST Download Syllabus

As Chief of the New York City Police Department, William Bratton was fond of saying that the crime rate has the same meaning for a police department as profits have for a business--that the crime rate is the bottom line of policing.