Join us for a public panel discussion on January 27th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library

“Redemption” in Criminal Justice Policy and Practice

Dr. Larisa Heiphetz is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University.  Her work explores questions related to perceptions of morality in the criminal justice system.  How do people think about the justice system and people who have been inside it?  Are people socially “redeemed” by their time in the justice system, or are they perceived as morally tainted?

Panelists will discuss the social and political implications of this research followed by an audience Q&A:

Representative Charlotte Warren: Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Maine State Legislature
District Attorney Natasha Irving: DA for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox counties
Mark Dion: Former Portland Chief of Police and Cumberland County Sheriff
Kayla Kalel: Advocate at Young People in Recovery

Sponsored by: The Department of Psychology, The Honors College and Scholars Strategy Network of Maine