Civilian Oversight of Policing: The features and limits of current approaches Wednesday, December 1, 2021 When: 1:00 - 2:00 PM (ET) Link to register is here.
Improved civilian oversight has been a component of most police reform agendas for the better part of a century. But what do we mean by “civilian oversight,” and what are the characteristics of different oversight models? In this final event in the Justice Collaboratory’s Fall 2021 Policing Conversation Series, we will scrutinize different approaches and discuss how they fit into the policing accountability landscape.
Policing Data: What is it, what can we do with it, and why is it so hard to get? Monday, November 15, 2021 When: 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET) Link to register is here.
The key to unlocking answers for some of policing’s most pressing questions lies in data held by police departments themselves. However, very little of this data is made public. This event in the Justice Collaboratory’s Fall 2021 Policing Conversations Series will identify what policing data is, what kinds of insights can be yielded from it, and how public access to it can be improved.
Master Class with Dacher Keltner Friday, November 12, 2021 When: 1:30 - 2:30 PM (EDT) Link to register is here.
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director ofthe Greater Good Science Center, and Professorof Psychology at the University of California Berkeley.
Dr. Keltner studies how emotions like awe,compassion, desire, and pride shape anindividual's relationships. In his best-selling book, The Power Paradox, he examined the ways inwhich individuals gain and lose power andinfluence over others. In this session, Dr. Keltnerwill share some of this work followed by adiscussion contextualizing his work within thecontext of community driven governance onlineto understand how these findings can helpshape the future of how to build healthiercommunities online.
The Preemption Problem: How states block local reform and what to do about it Wednesday, November 4, 2021 When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EDT)
Many reform-minded cities and towns have encountered a significant roadblock: state laws that are specifically intended to prevent local reform. What are these laws, where are they in effect, and how can the obstacles they present be surmounted? This inaugural event in the Justice Collaboratory’s Fall 2021 Policing Conversation Series will offer answers.
Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity Tuesday, May 4, 2021 When: 2 PM - 3 PM (EDT)
In his recently released book, ethnographer and historical sociologist Armando Lara-Millán discusses the way in which states govern urban poverty at the turn of the 21st century. Lara-Millán’s idea of "redistributing the poor" draws attention to how state agencies circulate people between different institutional spaces in such a way that generates revenue for some agencies, cuts costs for others, and projects illusions that services have been legally rendered. By centering the state's use of redistribution, Lara-Millán shows how certain forms of social suffering – including the premature death of mainly poor, people of color – are not a result of the state's failure to act, but instead a necessary outcome of so-called successful policy.
Armando’s work will be discussed by Monica C. Bell, Professor of Law and Sociology at Yale and member of The Justice Collaboratory. The event will be moderated by Camila Gripp, Senior Research Associate at The Justice Collaboratory.
Biography: Armando Lara-Millán is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley. He earned his PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University in 2013 before becoming a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Criminology, Punishment & Society, and Qualitative Sociology. His book Redistributing the Poor was published with Oxford University Press.