March 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Visiting Sociologist Discusses Schools and Prisons, March 19

Dr. Paul Hirschfield, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, visits Ohio University on Thursday, March 19, at noon in Bentley 124 for a public lecture on adolescence, school, and the criminal justice system. The talk is on “Decriminalizing Schools? Recent Reforms in School Discipline and Policing.”

Sociologist Dr. Paul Hirschfield visits campus on March 19.

Sociologist Dr. Paul Hirschfield visits campus on March 19.

Hirschfield presents on theories of the criminalization of school discipline. This talk also concerns the relationship between schools and prisons and what we should make of current local, state, and federal efforts to dismantle this relationship, such as decriminalizing school discipline.

More broadly, Hirschfield researches a wide range of topics relating to crime and justice with an emphasis on their relationship to youth, education and social policy. His current research explores the impact of mainstream and alternative school re-enrollment on the reentry success of young ex-offenders in New York City.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture. For more information, contact

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