In-Our-Backyards-Symposium 25-26 Oct 2018 in New York – Call for Papers from The Vera Institute

Image resultThe Vera Institute of Justice will host a research symposium on incarceration on Thursday and Friday October 25 and 26, 2018 in New York, US.

The call for papers is available now. Submissions are due May 8, 2018.

All documents associated with the call for papers can be downloaded by using the links at the bottom of this page, or as a zipfile here.

Image: Huerfano County Correctional Facility, built in 1997 and operated as a private prison by Corrections Corporation of America. Closed in 2010.

Photo credit: Jack Norton. Huerfano County Correctional Facility, built in 1997 and operated as a private prison by Corrections Corporation of America. Closed in 2010. (From https://vera-institute.github.io/In-Our-Backyards-Symposium/)

The unprecedented scale of incarceration in the United States has many political, economic, and social effects. The research symposium explores changes in the carceral landscape and their impacts on American society. Submissions are invited from advanced graduate students, faculty, independent or policy researchers. The organisers expect that a number of papers responsive to this call will provide new insights on the burden of high rates of incarceration, the health, social, and economic consequences for individuals and communities, and insight into emerging policy issues and problems. Papers are asked to engage with the data that is available, but not all papers need to be quantitative or empirical in nature. Submissions from across the social sciences and humanities, economics and data science are welcome.

Submissions should include an abstract of 150-500 words and a brief biographical statement and CV. Please submit all materials by May 8, 2018.

For more information about the In Our Backyards project visit: https://www.vera.org/projects/in-our-backyards

 

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