The idea that we need to reform this country’s criminal justice system is finally gaining bipartisan support in Washington, thanks in part to social movements like Black Lives Matter. But even if we agree that something must be done, we sharply disagree—even on the left—about what reform should look like. At what point must we examine the structural causes of crime? Can we reduce the number of prisoners without first addressing poverty?
In our Fall issue, Michael Javen Fortner and Marie Gottschalk outline opposing visions of how we created mass incarceration, and how we should think about ending it. Join the two scholars on December 10, 6:30pm at the Murphy Institute where they will continue the debate. The discussion will be moderated by Jeffrey Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
The Murphy Institute
25 W 43rd Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036
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