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LAPA and Rutgers Announce New Criminal Justice Working Group

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University and the Criminal Justice Program at Rutgers-New Brunswick are pleased to announce a new joint initiative known as the Criminal Justice Working Group. The project is designed to bring together faculty and graduate students from both institutions to share work-in-progress, new ideas, and recent papers. Group participants may also invite scholars from other universities as presenters and commentators.

We invite all those interested in participating in the Criminal Justice Working Group to join the listserv that will keep you informed of the meetings. There is no obligation associated with joining the mailing list. Meetings are currently scheduled for:

Thursday, January 30 at Rutgers University
Christopher Wildeman (Sociology, Yale University) and Sarah Wakefield (Criminal Justice, Rutgers-Newark)

Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Princeton University
Daniel LaChance (LAPA Fellow; History, Emory University)

Thursday, April 3 at Rutgers University
Nina Siulc at Rutgers (Anthropology, Rutgers)

Wednesday, May 7 at Princeton University
Graduate student presentations

To let us know of your interest, send an email to:

Special thanks to Professor Lisa Miller of Rutgers University (former LAPA Fellow) for her efforts in organizing this project.

Princeton contacts for the Spring semester are LAPA Fellow Professor Daniel LaChance ( or LAPA Associate Director Leslie Gerwin (