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The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

April 25, 2017

Vera Institute of Justice is hosting The Making of Mass Incarceration in America on April 25, 2017.

"From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America" examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens. In revealing the links between the rise of mass incarceration in America and earlier anti-poverty programs, Elizabeth Hinton presents Ronald Reagan's War on Drugs not as a sharp policy departure but rather as the full realization of a shift towards surveillance and confinement that began during the Johnson administration.

Elizabeth Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. Her current scholarship considers the transformation of domestic social programs and urban policing after the Civil Rights Movement.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
New York, NY 10279

Learn more and register here.