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PUBPOL 692.001: Thinking about Crime

David Thacher
Monday, Wednesday
Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EDT 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.


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...

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.
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