Dr. Reuben Miller to speak on Jan. 15 at the Touro University California, located on 1557 Azuar Drive in Vallejo
A special presentation, “Race, Punishment & the
Afterlife of Mass Incarceration: The Impact of Crime Control, Policies &
Practice on the Lives of Poor American Families” will be presented on 4:30
p.m., on Tuesday, January 15 at the Touro University California, located on
1557 Azuar Drive in Vallejo, CA. The presentation will be at the Lander Hall
Room B 165.
The speaker will be Dr. Reuben Miller of the University of
Chicago, a nationally renowned expert in the field of criminal justice.
Reception will immediately follow the presentation.
More people are incarcerated in the U.S. than in any other
nation in the Western world. But prisons are only part of a vast criminal
justice system. Upon release, formerly incarcerated people are confronted with
laws, policies and sanctions that impact their ability to find jobs and
housing, and to fully participate in civic, cultural and family life. This
presentation explores what it means to live in this “supervised society” and,
more importantly, how we might find our way out.
Dr. Miller’s work has been published in journals of criminology,
human rights, law, psychology, sociology, social work, psychology and public
health and he is frequently called upon to give media commentary on issues of
crime, punishment, race and poverty.
Like former First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Miller is a native of Chicago’s South Side. Seats are limited. The event is free & open to the public with prior registration. Register at EVENTBRITE! or visit Touro University California.