Daniel S. Nagin and Jeffrey Fagan
"Imprisonment and Crime: Can Both Be Reduced?"

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 Daniel S. Nagin
Daniel S. Nagin


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Jeffrey Fagan

Daniel S. Nagin, Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, will speak about the current debate over the most effective forms of crime deterrence. Nagin points to the research on incarceration showing that imprisoning people increases the likelihood that they will commit more crimes, rather than deterring them from future criminal activity. He recommends that prison-sentence lengths be reduced and that the saved incarceration costs be transferred to cost-effective policing and sanctions policies.

His work has appeared in such diverse outlets as the American Economic Review, American Sociological Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Journal of Sociology, Archives of General Psychiatry, Criminology, Child Development, Psychological Methodology, Law & Society Review, Crime and Justice Annual Review, Operations Research, and Stanford Law Review. He is also the author of Group-based Modeling of Development (Harvard University Press, 2005)

Jeffrey Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, and director of the Center for Crime, Community and Law at Columbia Law School, will respond to Professor Nagin.

The lecture is part of the Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series at the Vera Institute of Justice.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. A valid photo ID is also required.

For more information, please call 212-376-3058 or write to fasifuddin@vera.org.


 Event Details

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 


6:00-6:30 p.m

Presentation and Q&A
6:30-8:00 p.m.

Vera Institute of Justice
Herb Sturz-Burke Marshall Conference Center
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279



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