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Committee on Law and Justice Presents "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences"

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Anne Piehl was involved with the Committee on Law and Justice: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences Education, which released a report a few weeks ago on "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences".

"After decades of stability, the United States saw its incarceration rate more than quadruple in the past 40 years. Currently, nearly 1 out of 100 American adults is in prison or jail. What drove this increase, and how has it affected crime rates, individuals, families, communities, and society at large?

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States finds that the dramatic increase in incarceration has failed to clearly yield large crime-reduction benefits for the nation. In addition, the growth in incarceration may have had a wide range of unwanted consequences for individuals, families, communities, and society. The report recommends that policymakers take steps to reduce the nation’s reliance on incarceration.

The report brief and other information can be found on the Committee's website here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CLAJ/Growth_of_Incarceration/index.htm

Welch Journal Publications - Crime, Law, & Social Change

Michael Welch published "Economic Man and Diffused Sovereignty: A Critique of Australia's Asylum Regime" in Crime, Law, & Social Change (2014) 61: 81-107.

Michael Welch published "Fragmented Power and State-Corporate Killings: A Critique of Blackwater in Iraq" (reprinted from Crime, Law and Social Change), in Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology (2014), edited by W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz. New York: Routledge.

Read more: Welch Journal Publications - Crime, Law, & Social Change

Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence from Camden-Law

Alec Walen was recently awarded the annual Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence by Camden-Law.

Article Publications in Law and Philosophy and Ethics and Law-The Ethicalization of Law

Alec Walen recently published articles in Law and Philosophy and Ethics and Law-The Ethicalization of Law.  He published "Transcending the Means Principle" in Law and Philosophy in June 2013.  A copy of the abstract is available here.  He also published "Reflections on Theorizing About the Moral Foundations of the Law: Using Laws Governing Detention as a Case Study" in Ethics and Law--The Ethicalization of Law (S. Voneky et al., Eds.) in 2013 (Springer Press).  A full copy of the article can be accessed here.

Carr Appointed Program Director & Walen as Undergraduate Director

Anne Morrison Piehl steps down officially on June 30, 2013 after serving as Program Director for the past few years.  Patrick Carr was appointed to Program Director and takes over the reigns officially on July 1, 2013; additionally, Alec Walen was appointed as Undergraduate Director to take over the newly vacated position by Patrick Carr.

Lecture at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Michael Welch delivered a lecture on “Crimmigration in Australia: Loud and Quiet Panic Over Asylum Seekers” at the 2013 Colloquium Series in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in April 2013.