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Mass Incarceration in America: Social and Political Consequences

"Mass Incaceration in American: Social and Political Consequences"

Presented at the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Research presentation by Traci Burch and John Hagan, Research Professors at the American Bar Foundation.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation CLE Research Seminar featured presentations by Dr. John

Hagan and Dr. Traci Burch, highlighting the effects of mass incarceration on American society today.  Following the presentation, a panel of lawyers and scholars commented on the issues presented, as well as remark on their own experiences and expertise in the criminal justice field.  Panelists include Ronald L. Marmer, Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation, Chicago, IL; Dr. Becky Pettit, Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle;  and Maria Sandoval, Esq., San Juan, Puerto Rico.   Professor Stephen Saltzburg, the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.,  moderated the program.

The program was co-sponsored by the ABA section of Litigation and the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law.

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