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John Roll speaks on Health Issues and Incarceration at March 29 Common Reading Lecture

Pullman, Wash. — The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts John Roll to discuss “Health Issues and Incarceration” at 4 p.m. on March 29 in Todd 130. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Roll is a professor and senior vice chancellor at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane. He is the founding director of the WSU Program of Excellence in the Addictions and the Co-Director of the WSU Translational Addiction Research Center. » More …

Economics of criminal justice topic of discussion Patricia Kuzyk presentation March 21 for Common Reading Program

Pullman, Wash. — The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts Patricia Kuzyk on “An Economist’s Perspective on ‘Just Mercy’” Mon. March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in CUE 203.
Kuzyk will discuss economic incentives and arguments present within several practices in the U.S. criminal justice system. She plans to examine the negatives of capital punishment and some of the deep flaws in our criminal justice system from an economic perspective. Kuzyk is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Economic Sciences and the WSU Honors College. » More …

Justice reforms, juries topics at WSU Common Reading Lectures March 7, 8

Pullman, Wash. — Central topics discussed in the year’s Common Reading book “Just Mercy” will be the topic of two Common Reading lectures this week.
The Washington State University Common Reading Program welcomes Spokane’s Jacqueline van Wormer to discuss “Reforming the criminal justice system: national and local efforts” at 4:30 p.m. Mon., March 7, in Todd 216. Dan LeBeau senior deputy prosecutor for Whitman County, will present “Juries and Criminal Justice” on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Todd 216. The lectures are free and open to the public. » More …