The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences

Please join the National Academy of Sciences and Berkeley Law's Warren Institute for a Wednesday, November 19th discussion on NAS' recent report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Featured speakers include report editor and Committee Chair Jeremy Travis and committee members Craig Haney, Heather Ann Thompson and Michael Tonry.  The discussion will be held at Berkeley Law, 170 Boalt Hall (Koret Room) at 5:00 PM. Reception to follow at 6:15 PM in the Goldberg Room.

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The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles

When Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, Warren Institute Senior Fellow Richard Rothstein began to investigate how Ferguson became the segregated black suburb it is today -- where student performance is inadequate in the town’s segregated schools, where poverty rates are high, where half the homes have “underwater” mortgages, and where black men and youths are frequent subjects of police harassment, and worse. If you have comments or questions that you would like to put directly to Richard Rothstein, you can write to him here, at rrothstein@law.berkeley.edu.

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Webcast: Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Richard Rothstein, discuss how a century of purposeful federal, state, and local policy to segregate the St. Louis metropolitan area by race was at the root of the events in Ferguson. To watch, click here.

As California Goes, So Goes the Nation?

A new law that more strongly prohibits discrimination against pregnant graduate students could be coming to a state near you.  Mary Ann Mason, Faculty Co-Director, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Advice Column.

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Untold Stories of California Crime Victims

In February 2015, the Warren Institute will participate in a forum focusing on the importance of researcher-practitioner partnerships through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).  The forum will highlight contributions from four recent Warren Institute projects, including Untold Stories of California Crime Victims: Research and Recommendations on Repeat Victimization and Rebuilding Lives (April 2014).  This report, supported by a collaboration with Californians for Safety and Justice, uses quantitative and qualitative research to give voice to victims who have not been part of the dialogue, including victims of color who reside in California communities frequently impacted by crime.

Renewing Communities: California Pathways from Corrections to College

In collaboration with the Stanford Criminal Justice Center and with funding from the Ford Foundation, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy is spearheading an initiative to expand post-secondary educational opportunities for people in the criminal justice system in California. The project involves identifying existing and promising service delivery models for jail- and prison-based education, as well as services within the community; researching best practices; analyzing the criminal justice and educational landscape for California; building support for and developing a demonstration pilot project for the State of California. For more information, click here.

The Changing Face of America: Immigration and the Politics of Reform

In partnership with the Graduate School of Journalism, the Warren Institute sponsored the 4th New York Times Institute on Immigration Reporting. The seminar focused on the impact of the growing Latino and Asian-American electorate on current immigration reform efforts in Congress. Participants received hands-on training in demographic analysis and working with Census data on voter registration and turnout.  They also heard up-to-the-minute assessments of legislation in play in Washington and the power dynamics behind it by expert presenters.

Please visit the Institute’s website here.

Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions

New article by Richard Rothstein on affirmative action and colorblindness in the United States. Published in the Washington Post.

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Core of the Matter: Dismissive, Insulting, Deflecting

New blog post by Christopher Edley, Jr. on Common Core implementation.

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Brown v. Board at 60

New article by Richard Rothstein on how and why we have been so disappointed, and what we have learned.

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Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools

New article by Richard Rothstein on how segregated housing policies further racial isolation in public schools.

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How to Level the Playing Field for Women in Science

New essay by Mary Ann Mason on how the ‘baby penalty’ in academe could be eased with four key reforms. Published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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