Fall 2014 Criminology Forum Series: Derek Kreager, Ph.D.

"Toward a Criminology of Inmate Networks: The Prison Inmate Network Study (PINS)."
When Sep 29, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 406 Oswald Tower
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Professor Kreager's presentation outlines a research agenda to understand the structure, antecedents, and consequences of inmate informal networks.  He develops a rational for returning prison society to the forefront of criminological inquiry, and suggest that network science provides an ideal framework for achieving this end.  In so doing, he shows that a network perspective extends seminal prison ethnographies by allowing quantitative assessment of prison culture and illuminating basic characteristics of prison social structure that are essential for improving inmate safety, health, and community reentry outcomes.

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