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Check out the videos below to see panel discussions on the juvenile justice system from those with lived experience and those who work in the system or with kids impacted by the system. Also, hear directly from students and presenters on juvenile justice reform. Finally, check out the presentation and panel discussion about different issues within the adult corrections system. 

Lived Experiences in the Juvenile Justice System – Panel Discussion

Hear from six panelists who have personal experience in the juvenile justice system. Hosted by Western Oregon University Criminal Justice Sciences Division. Moderator: Dr. Taryn VanderPyl Panelists: Joshua Cain, Catherine Jones, Amy Cole, Jonathan Baker, Robert White, and Alissa

Walking the Talk: Working with Youth Impacted by the Juvenile Justice System – Panel Discussion

Hear from six panelists who work directly with youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. Hosted by Western Oregon University Criminal Justice Sciences Division. Moderator: Dr. Taryn VanderPyl Panelists: Carlos Chavez of Morpheus Youth Project; Brie Murphy of Multnomah County Probation and Parole; Ken Jerin of Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility; Aliza Kaplan of the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School; Nakeia Daniels of Oregon Youth Authority; and Trevor Walraven of the Oregon Youth Justice Project

‘I Had to Actually Meet Them’

by Anna Robaton-Winthrop | Pacific University

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

When it comes to juvenile offenders, most Americans prefer to look away. Few of us have any real insight into the experiences of children and teens caught up in the juvenile justice system. “When people approach the topic of juvenile justice, they are, more often than not, unable to relate to the kind of people involved in the system, and tend to see them as scary teenagers or bad kids,” said Taryn VanderPyl, a visiting assistant professor in Pacific University’s Criminal Justice, Law & Society undergraduate program. The phenomenon, called “othering,” is one that VanderPyl has sought to combat through her juvenile justice and delinquency course.

CrimCon 2020 Issues Concerning Corrections Research Panel

Value-of-life and Risk Exposure Decisions in a Prison Labor Program: For Whom is What Type of Risk Acceptable?

Acceptable levels of risk exposure change based on whom is at risk and the value placed on their life. This study examines value-of-life decisions in a firefighting prison labor program in Oregon, and how the subjective choices of acceptable risk are experienced by the adults in custody (AICs). Interviews were conducted with 21 AICs at a minimum-security prison and forest work camp. Narratives of the AICs are compared to Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards (Oregon OSHA) for wildland firefighting that would be required if those doing this work were not incarcerated. Comparisons are analyzed as to how these experiences could be different if the workers were not inmates and were legally considered employees, thus having legal recourse and a higher value-of-life on the subjective hierarchy determined by those in positions of authority. Building upon previous theories, a new value-of-life framework is proposed to illuminate the findings in this study.

Criminal Justice in the Days of Covid-19: Research Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Western Association of Criminal Justice. Learn tips, tricks, advice for teaching Criminal Justice courses online. Moderator: Taryn VanderPyl, Western Oregon University Presenters: Covid-19’s Impact on the Criminal Justice System: Selected Papers from the COVID-19 Special Issue of the American Journal of Criminal Justice Panel Chair: John Stogner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Mitchel Miller, University of North Florida – Crime, Justice & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Toward a National Research Agenda Wesley G. Jennings, The University of Mississippi – The Immediate Impact of COVID-19 on Law Enforcement in the United States John Stogner, University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Police Stress, Mental Health, and Resiliency During the COVID-19 Pandemic David Makin and Megan Parks, Washington State University – Data Driven Improvements to Public Safety: Leveraging Intelligent Systems to Evaluate Complex Social Interactions in Policing Thomas Dutcher, University of New Haven – Punishment Creep and Mistrust: Reflections on Criminal Justice Legitimacy by Men with Incarcerated Partners Alysha Gagnon, University at Albany-SUNY and Samahria Alpern, Brown University – Judicial Reform During Crisis

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