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Prison and Crime Control: Evidence of diminishing returns to scale

ethics and public policy  

On Tuesday, March 1 from 6–8 pm, UMD’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy is sponsoring a public lecture by Steven Raphael, professor, UC Berkeley, where he will discuss the problematic connections between prison and society's attempts to control crime.

The event will take place at UMD’s Marshall W. Alworth Hall (MWAH) room 195. This event is free and open to the public.

Steven Raphael is Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the economics of low-wage labor markets, housing, and the economics of crime and corrections. His most recent research focuses on the social consequences of the large increases in U.S. incarceration rates. Raphael also works on immigration policy, research questions pertaining to various aspects of racial inequality, the economics of labor unions, social insurance policies, homelessness, and low-income housing.

Raphael is the author (with Michael Stoll) of Why Are so Many Americans in Prison? (published by the Russell Sage Foundation Press) and The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record (published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). He is also editor in chief of Industrial Relations and a research fellow at the University of Michigan National Poverty Center, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, IZA in Bonn Germany, and the Public Policy Institute of California. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.

This lecture is funded by the Charles Koch Foundation

Find out more information about this event and The Center for Ethics and Public Policy

February 2016.
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