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Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Policing reform or revolution?

Oct 30, 2020, 3:00-4:00 pm EDT
Join us for a panel discussion on police reform and mass incarceration. Featured panelists include Lisa Daugaard, Director of the Public Defender Association in Seattle, Broderick Johnson, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School and Chairman of My Brothers Keeper Alliance, and David Klinger, Professor of Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Christian Davenport will moderate the conversation. 

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.

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.