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Social Justice Series - Are We Halfway Home? The Criminalization of Mental Illness

Nov 11, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Reuben Miller, PhD
Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Univ. of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. His research examines life at the intersections of race, poverty, crime control, and social welfare policy. His first book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration, is based on 15 years of research and practice with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, their families, partners, and friends. Prior to joining Crown Family School, Dr. Miller was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the Univ of Michigan. His work has been published in journals of criminology, human rights, law, psychology, sociology, social work and public health and he is frequently called upon to give media commentary on issues of crime, punishment, race and poverty. A native son of Chicago’s Southside, Ruben received his PhD from Loyola University Chicago, an AM from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Chicago State University.