Tracking the Carceral Continuum: The Case of Urban Youth

NOV 15, 2013 | 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


6112: Sociology Student Lounge


November 15, 2013: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM






November 15 - Carla Shedd, Columbia -  Tracking the Carceral Continuum:  The Case of Urban Youth
Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University.   She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University.  Her research and teaching interests focus on crime and criminal justice, race and ethnicity, law and society, social inequality, and urban sociology.  Shedd has published her work in the American Sociological Review and Sociological Methods & Research, and she has also received fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Ford Foundation.  She is currently finishing her first book, Arresting Development: Race, Place, and the End of Adolescence, which examines the two institutions that prominently shape the lives of Chicago youth: the public school system and the criminal justice system. It also highlights the racially stratified social and physical terrain youth traverse between home and school.  Shedd’s exploration of the “carceral continuum” is extended in her new book project, which analyzes the myriad legal and extra-legal attributes that impact juvenile justice processing and dispositions in New York City.