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232.7 sec. 1 - Corrections Law and Policy (Spring 2013)
"THE CURRCRISIS IN AMERICAN CORRECTIONS"

Instructor: Barry Krisberg  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 107

Course Start: January 10, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49667


This course will examine the history and evolution of corrections in US. Developments in CA will be contrasted with national trends and the experiences of other large states such as NY. TX, FL, among others. We will review major federal and state court decisions that are currently impacting the corrections system. Guest speakers will include lawyers for plaintiffs and defendants. Current policy proposals to reform the corrections system based on task forces, expert panels, professional associations and advocacy groups will be explored. Students will consider judicial. executive branch and legisalative options to corrections issues in the near future. The students will hear the perpectives of law enforcement officials, probation leaders, judges, formerly incarcerated people, and victim advocates.


Barry Krisberg is currently the Research and Policy Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. He is also a Lecturer in Residence at in the Juris Doctor Program at Berkeley Law.

He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice and corrections issues and is often called upon as a resource for professionals, foundations, and the media.

Dr. Krisberg received his master's degree in criminology and a doctorate in sociology, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. He has served on almost all major statewide task forces on CA corrections issues over the past 20 years. He is past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology and was the Chair of the California Attorney General's Research Advisory Committee.

Dr. Krisberg was appointed to chair an Expert Panel to investigate the conditions in the California youth prisons. In 2004, he was named in a consent decree to help develop remedial plans and to monitor many of the mandated reforms in the California Division of Juvenile Justice. He has also assisted the Special Litigation Branch of the USDOJ on CRIPA investigations. He has been retained by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to assist in juvenile justice reforms.He was an expert witness in Brown v. Plata and Gilman v. Brown.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Criminal Law

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