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2015 RDCJN Workshop Dates

If you have not already done so, please mark your calendars for the 2015 RDCJN Workshop scheduled for July 23-24, 2015.  The 2015 Workshop will mark the 10thAnniversary of the Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute, the final year of Ohio State University’s Criminal Research Center housing and hosting the RDCJN, and the start of... Learn More

RDCJN Grant Proposal Submitted

Related to the move of the RDCJN to Rutgers, Jody Miller and Rod Brunson (Rutger’s Coordinators of the RDCJN) and Ruth Peterson (retiring Coordinator of the RDCJN) submitted a “Collaborative” grant proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Sociology and Law and Social Sciences’ programs in January.  In addition to requesting support for the SRI and... Learn More

Deadly Injustice (Trayvon Martin Volume) Delivered to Press

Deadly Injustice, the volume on Trayvon Martin, was delieved to press in February, and will be available for purchase this November. If you have not yet heard, CONGRATULATIONS!!! are in order to Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell who conceived of and delivered to New York University Press the 6th RDCJN volume:  Deadly Injustice: Race,... Learn More

The Summer Research Institute is moving to Rutgers-Newark!

The 11th annual Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute will be held summer 2016 at Rutgers University- Newark. Organized by Jody Miller and Rod Brunson, the institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. During the institute, each participant will complete an ongoing project... Learn More

Dr. Victor Rios invited to Vice President Joe Biden’s house

The Racial Democracy and Criminal Justice Network’s Dr. Victor Rios was invited to Vice President Joe Biden’s house for Latino Heritage Month. Dr. Rios had an opportunity to talk with Vice President Biden about his research on punitive policing in marginalized communities. Learn More

Carla Shedd Recently Featured on the Chris Hayes Show

The Racial Democracy and Criminal Justice Network’s Carla Shedd was featured on the Chris Hayes Show October 28th, 2015. Shedd, a Columbia Unviersity assistant professor and author of “Unequal City”, had the privilege of sharing her insight regarding law enforcement practices within school systems. To view the whole segment, please visit   Learn More

Upcoming Teaching Tolerance Forum

There will be another Teaching Tolerance Forum held on Nobember 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The topic will focus on Understanding the Justice System. Please feel free to join in on the disucssion as the event is free and open to the public. Speakers will include Judge Kimberly Cocroft (Franklin County Court of Common Pleas),... Learn More

Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve Invited to The Rachel Maddow Show

Congratulations to RDCJN colleague and SRI alum, Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve whose discussion on the complexities and miscarriages of justice in Chicago/Cook county resulted in a Rachel Maddow invite. Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is the author of the book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Criminal Courts.  To view the segment, please visit Learn More

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