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April 21, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 4:45 pm

SIEPR Policy Forum on Crime, Policing, and Incarceration


SIEPR Gunn Building Koret-Taube Conference Center

366 Galvez St.

Stanford University


Rethink our criminal justice system with leading practitioners and experts from business, policy, and academia in a half-day of discussions. Attend one or more sessions throughout the day. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our co-sponsors: Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Economics Association and Stanford in Government.


Registration is required.  Please RSVP to Ellen Moore at esmoore@stanford.edu.




11:15am to 12:00pm

Session I

Is America in the Midst of a Crime Wave?


Mark Duggan, The Trione Director of SIEPR; The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project and former Executive Editor of The New York Times


12:00pm to 12:15pm







12:15pm to 1:30pm

Session II

The Police-Community Relationship: Building Trust and Increasing Safety


Rebecca Hetey, Social Science Research Associate, Psychology Department, Stanford University

Eric Jones, City of Stockton Chief of Police

Justin McCrary, Professor of Law, School of Law, and Director, Social Sciences Data Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley


Shea Streeter, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Stanford University





1:30pm to 2:45pm

Session III

Technology and the Fight Against Crime


Jennifer Doleac, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia; SIEPR Fellowship Award Winner

David Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, and Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Law School

Rick Smith, CEO, Director, and Co-Founder Taser International Inc.


Michael Poon, 3rd Year Law Student, Stanford Law School


2:45pm to 3:00pm







3:00pm to 4:15pm

Session IV

The Economics of Incarceration and California Realignment


Matthew Cate, Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties, and former Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

David Maldonado, Cross Enrollment Specialist, Underground Scholars Initiative, University of California, Berkeley

Steven Raphael, Professor, Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, and James D. Marver Chair in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley


Joan Petersilia, Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law, and Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Law School


4:15pm to 4:45pm




April 21, 2017
11:15 am - 4:45 pm


Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

Stanford Institute for Economy Policy Research


Admission Restrictions
This event is open to the public.


Room offsite