Emerging Works in Policing and the Carceral State in the Late 20th Century


Thursday, March 30, 2023, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Carceral State/Mass Incarceration; Crime and Violence; Urban and Suburban


This session aims to foster discussion on the topics of poverty induced crime, PIC abolition, police funding, police reform, professionalization, law and order politics, policing of youth, and the expansion of the carceral apparatus into social policy, among others. Collectively the panelists will think about how these histories inform ongoing movements for abolition, poverty alleviation, and debates about reform.

Session Participants

Chair: Simon Balto, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Panelist: DeAnza Avonna Cook, Harvard University

Panelist: Menika Dirkson, Morgan State University

Panelist: Madeleine Hamlin, Syracuse University

Panelist: Yalile Suriel, University of Minnesota