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February 2020

Democratic Policing and Officer Well-Being

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Kimberly Burke will present findings from her recent mixed-method study, which provides new evidence about the impact of institutional prioritization of procedurally just and community-oriented policing tactics on officer well-being and occupational stress. Specifically, this research speaks to a body of knowledge evidencing that patrol police officers experience routine occupational discontent emergent from failed or poorly drafted attempts to improve police-community relationships. While these top-down institutional efforts to build trust and mutual respect between officers and the communities they serve…

March 2020

From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way
Berkeley, United States
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Alford A. Young, Jr. will discuss his new book, which presents a case for how configurations of race, class, and gender surface for lower-income African Americans in their struggle to come to terms with post-industrialism.

April 2020

Exclusion and Extraction: A Symposium on Criminal Justice Contact and Labor Reallocation

April 17
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Featuring legal scholars, social scientists, justice reform leaders, and others, this symposium will highlight emerging research on the role of the penal state in shaping the flow of individuals into and out of the labor market. Panels will examine how the state excludes justice-involved individuals from labor market opportunities, while also extracting labor from the same individuals caught in the web of various penal arrangements. Program Schedule and panel details forthcoming. Participants Organized by Sandra Susan Smith, UC Berkeley Panelists…

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