January 30: "How New York Reduced Mass Incarceration: A Debate"

How did New York manage to reduce its prison population while also reducing its jail, parole, and probation populations over the past decade? Criminologists, policymakers, and the public have weighed the merits of police practices using low-level arrests to reduce crime.

Now, noted criminologist Dr. James Austin, Dr. Michael Jacobson, president and director of the Vera Institute of Justice, present their newly released report showing how local policies in New York City reduced the entire correctional population of the state. Join us for an engaging debate among criminal justice experts about the meaning and implications of these findings in "How New York Reduced Mass Incarceration: A Debate," presented by NYU Law's Brennan Center for Justice.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge,
40 Washington Square South

This event is free and open to the public with RSVP: please contact Gabriel Solis by January 25 at bcjusticeprogram@exchange.law.nyu.edu or 646-292-8346.

With an introduction by the Brennan Center's President Michael Waldman, the debate will be moderated by Inimai Chettiar, director of its justice program, and will feature experts from a variety of fields and a range of private and public institutions.