Symposium on Criminal Justice and Inmate Reform

Organized by the “Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity
Friday, March 2, 2018
Kennesaw State University, Social Sciences Building room SO-1017

The “Symposium on Criminal Justice and Inmate Reform” – organized by the “Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity” – will examine issues related to the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on offender education/training and eventual re-entry. This process is of the utmost importance, not only for the inmate, but for society as a whole. The events of the Symposium will consist of four different sessions as described below. The Symposium is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance (registration for either all or only some of the four sessions is permissible).

  • Session 1 – 10:00am to 11:00am:
    • Opening remarks (Timothy Mathews, Bagwell Center Director)
    • “Criminal Justice: You Call that a System?" – presentation by Peter Fenton (KSU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice)
    • “Best Practices in Offender Re-entry: a Review of What Works and What Doesn't Work” – presentation by James McCafferty (KSU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice)
    • Q&A
  • Session 2 – 11:10am to 12:20pm:
    • Presentation by Eric Cochling (Georgia Center for Opportunity)
    • “Death on Hold” – presentation by Burt and Anita Folsom (Professors emeritus, Hillsdale College)
    • Q&A
  • Session 3 – 2:00pm to 3:10pm:
    • "The Education of Inmates: What Does Research, Policy and Practice Tell Us?" - Keynote address by Gerard Robinson (Executive Director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity)
    • Q&A
  • Session 4 – 3:20pm to 4:50pm:
    • Screening of documentary film “Incarcerating US”

Please note that all fields are required.

 
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