Crime and Punishment

Ellis Monk

Faculty Spotlight: More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System

April 1, 2020

For many decades now social scientists have shown how, in so many ways, one's ethnoracial background is associated with a whole host of important outcomes from educational attainment to labor market outcomes to health.  Many studies also provide compelling evidence of ethnoracial disparities in the criminal justice system – the probability of being arrested, incarcerated, and even the length of criminal sentences.  ... Read more about Faculty Spotlight: More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System

2019 Apr 16

Mary Pattillo: Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology - Colloquium Series presentation by Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University.

 

Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

Abstract:
Who pays for the institutions of the criminal justice...

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2019 Feb 19

Department Colloquium Series - Sarah Brayne: Policing Data

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin.

Abstract: 

In the past decade, two structural forces intersected: the growth of criminal justice surveillance and the rise of so-called ‘big data.’ The most technologically advanced police departments now use predictive algorithms, network analyses, and other advanced analytic tools for patrol,...

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2018 Feb 20
2018 Feb 06

Department of Sociology Colloquium Series: Javier Auyero: Unpacking Collusion: Traffickers, Cops, and Violence at the Urban Margins

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Deparment of Sociology Colloquium Series presentation by Javier Auyero, University of Texas at Austin, Urban Ethnography Lab.

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