In state prisons across the United States, a large majority of the inmates have been convicted of violent crimes. Violence-convicted individuals tend to provoke high levels of public fear. Lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors must be especially attuned to the threat that a person who has once perpetrated criminal violence will reoffend. At the same time, a considerable body of research now suggests that long prison terms are not always the most effective means of addressing recidivism risk.
Join us at Marquette Law School on June 3-4, 2019, to consider what evidence shows about risk assessment, treatment, and sentencing and supervision options for violence-convicted individuals. Leading social scientists and legal scholars from across the nation will share their research, illuminating the challenge posed by violent recidivism and the difficult choices that lawmakers, judges, and prosecutors must make.
Dates and Times: Monday, June 3, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Dinner for Conference Participants at 6:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall, Marquette Law School
1215 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Limited parking available onsite.
Registration: There is no registration fee. However, please take immediate action to register and hold a seat.
RSVP using this link: RESPONDING TO THE THREAT OF VIOLENT RECIDIVISM
Deadline for Registration: 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS, Monday, June 3, 2019
Panel Discussion—Prisoner Reentry, Revocation, and Recidivism
Pamela Oliver (Wisconsin), Christy Visher & Daniel O’Connell (Delaware, William Bales & Jennifer Copp (Florida State)
Panel Discussion—Assessing and Managing Risk
Sarah Desmarais (North Carolina State), Faye Taxman (George Mason), Edward Latessa & Myrinda Schweitzer (Cincinnati)
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS, Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Panel Discussion— Groups of Special Concern: Young People and High-Risk Offenders
Laura Abrams (UCLA), Megan Kurlychek (Albany), Jennifer Skeem (Berkeley)
Panel Discussion—Sexual Violence, Robbery, Focused Deterrence
Eric Janus (William Mitchell-Hamline), Richard Wright & William Sabol (Georgia State), Edmund McGarrell (Michigan State
Panel Discussion— Violent Crime—Immigration, Public Opinion, Social and Legal Construction
Michael Light (Wisconsin), Darren Wheelock & Michael O’Hear (Marquette), Cecelia Klingele (Wisconsin)
QUESTIONS? Contact Rita Aleman, program manager, Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education,
Marquette Law School at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.288.5377.
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