The History and Future of Criminal Justice Reform in New York City
MAR 22, 2017 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
1201: Elebash Recital Hall
March 22, 2017: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Gotham Center for NYC History
Shannon King (College of Wooster) discusses new research on policing and criminal justice reform in New York City between the 1920s and 1970s. Alex Vitale (Brooklyn College) details the rise of “broken windows” practices in the decades afterward. Martin F. Horn, former Commissioner of the departments of Probation and Correction under Mayor Bloomberg and the current Executive Director of New York's Sentencing Commission, shares his thoughts on the future of the local carceral system. gabriel sayegh, a key figure in the legislation rolling back the “Rockefeller Drug Laws,” speaks about reform under De Blasio and Cuomo, and where it might go in the era of Trump. Alice Speri, multimedia reporter at The Intercept, leads the discussion.