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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
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
 Social ExclusionApril 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
 Meeting Resources


Speaker Bios

Bibliography by Panel

Videos of archived Webcast coming soon

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


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




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