The History and Future of Criminal Justice Reform in New York City
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000 Price: Free
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Shannon King (College of Wooster) discusses his research on policing and criminal justice reform in New York City between the 1920s and 1970s. Alex Vitale, author of City of Disorder and the forthcoming work The End of Policing, details the rise of “broken windows” theory and practice 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.