Christine Martin, Criminology, Law & Justice
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
2011- 2012 Visiting Scholar
In diverse political contexts the symbolic figure of the Child is consistently used to expand or contract the carceral state. It also shapes public policies that have complex impacts on the lives of many, including those that qualify as children. This project examines how those complexities are obfuscated by representations of the Child, and invites those invested in safe futures without increased investments in policing, prisons and borders to rigorously examine how the artifact of the Child circulates in our organizing and scholarship.
Alan Dettlaff, Social Work
Henrika McCoy, College of Social Work
2013-2014 Faculty Fellow
In her 2013 Faculty Fellowship, McCoy will synthesize research she has already collected about mental health, race, gender, age, geography, and the juvenile justice system to: