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The Dean's Seminars: A Public Health Lens on The Prevention of Mass Incarceration and Its Consequences

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 8th Floor Auditorium
Mass incarceration has increasingly been recognized as a determinant of population health. The many individual and public health implications of incarceration are evident not only in the physical and mental strains it places on individuals but also in the transmission of adverse consequences to others in their families and communities. This series of Deans Seminars reflects the spectrum of individual and public health challenges created by mass incarceration in the United States. This series brings to the Mailman campus a diverse collection of scholars, clinicians, criminal justice officials, and policy advocates - each of whom provides a unique perspective on incarceration as a significant social and public heath phenomenon, including its history, conceptual foundations, relationship to crime, and important consequenc! es for public health. See below for the full schedule and descriptions.