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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Workshop
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
      
 Social Exclusion WiB CoverThis publication from the Committee on Law and Justice summarizes a workshop held April 2018 to discuss how the criminal justice system affects the fundamental status of people as members of society and to consider next steps for research, practice, and policy for the field. The workshop looked at the reasons for the disparate experiences of individuals involved with the criminal justice system by race, ethnicity, and gender, the mechanisms that cause them to persist, and what can be done through policy and practice to minimize those differences.

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April 3-4, 2018

The Committee on Law and Justice held a workshop to discuss the relationship between the criminal justice system and social exclusion, with a special focus on differences across race, gender, and ethnicity.

Sessions addressed issues such as the following:

  • How do disparities in criminal justice processing put people at differential risk for exposure to collateral
        consequences of criminal justice system involvement, broadly defined?
     
  • How are the consequences of criminal justice system involvement experienced differently across
        racial/gendered/ethnic lines?
     
  • What are the ways in which elements of criminal justice (policing, sentencing, prison policies, policies about
        felony convictions) contribute to social exclusion of individuals or communities?
     
  • What is known about actual and aspirational policies and practices to reduce social exclusion resulting from
        criminal justice system involvement?


Sponsor: Nathan Cummings Foundation
 Steering Committee
Committee Biographical Sketches

Ruth D. Peterson (Chair), Criminal Justice Research Center, Ohio State University (emerita)
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Marshall Clement, Council of State Governments
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Columbia University and University of California-Los Angeles
Robert Crutchfield, University of Washington
Nicole Porter, The Sentencing Project
Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley

Staff

Kathi Grasso, Board Director
Erik Saari, Senior Program Assistant
Miranda Galvin, Mirzayan Fellow

 
 Video Archive and Presentations
 
 Agenda  |  Speaker Biosketches   |  Bibliography by Panel   
       
 
Welcome, Introductions, and Goals of the Workshop
Kathi L. Grasso, Board Director, Committee on Law and Justice
Ruth D. Peterson, Workshop Planning Committee Chair and Professor Emerita, Ohio State University
Robert D. Crutchfield, Chair of the Committee on Law and Justice and Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
Loren Harris, Vice President of Programs, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

 
       
 
Perspectives on Criminal Justice's Role in Social Exclusion:
Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles
 
Perspectives on Criminal Justice's Role in Social Exclusion:
Bruce Western, Harvard University
 
Perspectives on Criminal Justice's Role in Social Exclusion: Delores Jones-Brown, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
 
       
 
Perspectives on Criminal Justice's Role in Social Exclusion: Panel Discussion
 
Illustrative Patterns of Inequality
in Criminal Justice:
Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project
 
Illustrative Patterns of Inequality
in Criminal Justice:
Mona Lynch, University of California, Irvine
 
       
 
Illustrative Patterns of Inequality
in Criminal Justice:
Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School
 
Illustrative Patterns of Inequality 
in Criminal Justice: Panel Discussion
 
Inequality, the Criminal Justice System,
and Social Exclusion:
Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota
 
       
 
Inequality, the Criminal Justice System,
and Social Exclusion:
Nancy La Vigne, Urban Institute
 
Inequality, the Criminal Justice System,
and Social Exclusion:
Andrea James, National Council for Incarcerated Women and Girls
 
Inequality, the Criminal Justice System,
and Social Exclusion:
Amada Armenta, University of Pennsylvania
 
       
 
Inequality, the Criminal Justice System,  and Social Exclusion: Panel Discussion
 
Youth and Young Adult Populations:
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Yale University

 
Youth and Young Adult Populations:
Aaron Kupchik, University of Delaware
 
       
 
Youth and Young Adult Populations:
Lael Chester, Columbia University
 
Youth and Young Adult Populations: Marlon D. Peterson, Decarcerated Podcast
 
Youth and Young Adult Populations:
Vera Lopez, Arizona State University
 
       
 
Youth and Young Adult Populations:
Panel Discussion
 
Day 2 Welcome: Ruth Peterson, Ohio State University
 
Innovations, Policies, and Practices with Implications for Social Inclusion:
Alexes Harris, Univ. of Washington
 
       
 
Innovations, Policies, and Practices with Implications
for Social Inclusion:
Amanda Agan, Rutgers University
 
Innovations, Policies, and Practices with Implications for Social Inclusion:
Steven Raphael, Univ. of California, Berkeley
 
Innovations, Policies, and Practices with Implications for Social Inclusion:
Panel Discussion
 
       
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice, Session I:
Edward Hailes, Jr., Advancement Project
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice, Session I: 
John Laub, University of Maryland
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice, Session I: Candice Jones, Public Welfare Foundation
 
       
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session I:
Clarence Cox III, Nat'l Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session I:
Delores Jones-Brown, City University of New York
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session I:
Panel Discussion
 
       
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session II:
Jeremy Travis, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session II:
Nancy La Vigne, Urban Institute
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy, and Practice, Session II: Reginald Dwayne Betts, Yale University
 
       
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session II:
Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session II:
Bruce Western, Harvard University
 
Next Steps for Research, Policy,
and Practice, Session II:
Panel Discussion
 
       
 
Closing Remarks
     
       


 


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