Illinois Fellows Virtual Event and CLE
This event is free to registerees.
Participants attending this presentation are eligible for one Illinois MCLE credit
Featured Keynote: “The Incarceration of Fathers, the Educational Effects on Children, and the Possible Implications of Disputed Adolescent Arrests for ‘Driving While Black'” with John Hagan (ABF Research Professor; John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University)
The incarceration of fathers leads to educational problems among children, and there are major differences between American states in their investment in imprisonment as well as education. This presentation demonstrates that state investment in paternal incarceration diminishes the educational success of children, with state investment in welfare and education proving to offset some of this harm. Professor Hagan’s research shows that college level educational outcomes are greatly reduced in states with high levels of paternal incarceration, net of other individual and family level problems. Join the ABF to learn the importance of analyzing differences in state level investments in incarceration and education. This presentation will further speculate about the role of adolescent arrests for offenses such as “driving while black” on educational outcomes.