This past decade of promoting learning and research on the intersection of race and democracy, crime, and justice, is commemorated through a list of what RDCJN members believe to be RDCJN’s milestones. To submit a milestone, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In your milestone post please include the year, as well as the date if possible, and what you believe to be an important milestone for the RDCJN. Your milestone will be posted on this webpage.
- July: Annual RDCJN Workshop to held at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. This Workshop will be the first to take place since the Network moved from Ohio State University. The RDCJN activities have been officially passed to Jody Miller and Rod Brunson and Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice.
- November: Publication of Deadly Injustice: Race, Criminal Justice and the Death of Trayvon Martin edited by Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell. New York University Press.
- August: Received fourth 3-year National Science Foundation grant. Receipt of this grant also marked formally the transition of RDCJN activities to Rutgers University.
- July: Annual RDCJN Workshop held at OSU, Columbus, Ohio. This Workshop celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the SRI, and the 13th meeting of the RDCJN. The torch for coordinating the activities of the RDCJN was passed to Jody Miller and Rod Brunson and Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice.
- July: Tenth Annual SRI held at OSU, Columbus, Ohio.
- Autumn: Publication of Examining Racial Disparities in a Post-Racial Era by Rod K. Brunson and Eric A. Stewart. Sage Publications.
- September: Received third 3-year National Science Foundation grant for “Broadening participation and perspectives on crime and justice research.” Grant allowed for continuation of the SRI and the RDCJN Workshop.
- Autumn: Publication of Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics and Injustice edited by Charis Kubrin, Marjorie Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez. New York University Press.
- Autumn: Publication of “Between Black and White”: A Special Issue of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice edited by María Vélez, Jody Miller, and Rod Brunson.
- October: Received second 3-year National Science Foundation grant for “Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice: Broadening Research and Participation.” Grant allowed for continuation of the SRI and the RDCJN Workshop
- Summer: Publication of Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice Network by Shaun L. Gabbidon. Pennsylvania State University.
- July: Received first 3-year National Science Foundation grant for “Race/Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Diverse Research and Participation in the Academy.” Grant allowed for the continuation of the SRI and the RDCJN Workshop.
- Publication of The Many Colors of Crime: Inequalities of Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America edited by Ruth D. Peterson, Lauren J. Krivo, an John Hagan. New York University Press.
- July: First SRI held at Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio.
- July: First Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network (RDCJN) conventional Workshop held at OSU, Columbus, Ohio.
- September: Received first National Science Foundation grant for “Research and Training for a Better Understanding of the Race/Ethnicity-Crime and Criminal Justice Link.” Grant establishes a pilot Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute.
- November: Third workshop on “Setting a National Agenda for Research on Race/Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice,” held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the AS C, Toronto, Canada. Final papers for edited volume presented; workshop also served as a planning conference for what became the Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute (SRI) (25 participants). Details for components of a summer research institute were identified.
- December: Geoff Ward named the group, calling it the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network, and wrote its mission statement, which emphasizes the implications of crime and justice processing for citizens’ participation in democracy. Until this point, we mainly referred to ourselves in various ways, often as the NSF Study Group.
- July: Symposium on “Inequality, Crime, and Justice: Challenges and Prospects,” in collaboration with OSU’s Department of Sociology, Columbus Ohio. Marks the first serendipitous activity of the “study group.”
- July: Second workshop on “Setting a National Agenda for Research on Race/Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice,” held at Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio (25 participants). Papers for edited volume were presented and critiqued.
- January: Proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund workshops to set a national agenda for research on race/ethnicity, crime and criminal justice.
- April: The NSF funded workshop proposal as a supplement to Lauren J. Krivo and Ruth D. Peterson’s “Understanding Crime and Community: A National Neighborhood Crime Study.”
- August: Meeting of first steering committee to develop a plan for the workshop in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, December (7 participants). Committee agreed to Hagan’s recommendation that we develop an edited volume as a vehicle for agenda setting.
- November: First workshop on “Setting a National Agenda for Research on Race/Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice,” held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Denver (20 Participants). Papers for volume discussed and decision made to propose to establish a summer research institute for “young” faculty from underrepresented groups.