Atlanta Harper Lecture: The Prison Boom and Sentencing Policy

Sun., April 09, 2017 | 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States

Sponsored By: UChicago Alumni Association

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Why has the prison population grown so rapidly in recent decades? What changes in policy drove this growth—and how do they affect inequality in the United States?

Labor economist Derek Neal will demonstrate that the prison boom resulted from sustained efforts in many states to make sentencing policies more punitive for convicted offenders in all offense categories. He will also comment on how these policy changes affect labor market inequality.

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Questions? Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.