Neil Weiner, Vera’s former research director and senior fellow for research, evaluation, and policy, passed away in July 2009. Shortly before his passing, Neil helped create a research speaker series that has been named in his honor. The Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series invites prominent researchers to speak about their work on justice issues. For more information, please e-mail Chelsea Davis at cdavis@vera.org



Thursday, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Marie Gottschalk
Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

Professor Gottschalk specializes in American politics, with a focus on criminal justice, health policy, race, the development of the welfare state, and business-labor relations. Her latest book is Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics (Princeton University Press, 2014). She is also the author of The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America (Cambridge University Press, 2006).


Policing Post-Ferguson

John DeCarlo and Michael Jenkins

Reinventing American Policing: A Seven Point Blueprint for the 21st Century

Cynthia Lum and Daniel Nagin

Civil Rights Legislation and Legalized Exclusion: Mass Incarceration and the Masking of Inequality

Becky Pettit

Rethinking Research Methods

Bernard Harcourt