Boys to Men to Boys
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Approximately 2,000 youth sentenced to life without parole are now serving unconstitutional sentences in US prisons. What is the role for psychology and neuroscience in resentencing and parole after Miller and Montgomery?
Two experts in forensic psychology, law and juvenile justice policy, discussed the dilemmas posed after the Supreme Court’s recent decision to ban mandatory life without possibility of parole for juvenile homicides (Miller v. Alabama, 2012) and then this year to retroactively apply this decision to some 2,000 incarcerated individuals (Montgomery v. Louisiana, 2016).
Vincent Schiraldi is a Senior Research Fellow directing the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and directs the Project for Justice in a New Century, a policy reform and research effort provisionally supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD, is the 2015-2016 Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center. He is Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and Teaching Faculty in the Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program and for the Doctoral School Psychology Program at William James College; Faculty at the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior; and Senior Associate for the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.
Moderator: Judge Nancy Gertner (ret.), Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
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Couldn't attend the event? Check out some of our speakers' slide presentations!
Check out some additional work and commentary on this subject:
Nancy Gertner, "What Does Welch v. U.S. SCOTUS Decision Mean For Mandatory Minimums?", interview with Meghna Charkrabarti, RadioBoston, WBUR (April 19, 2016)
Vincent Schiraldi, Bruce Western, and Kendra Bradner, "Community-Based Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults", New Thinking in Commuinity Corrections 1 (September 2015)
Vincent Schiraldi and Bruce Western, "Why 21-Year-Old Offenders Should Be Tried in Family Court", The Washington Post (October 2, 2015)
Vincent Schiraldi, "What Mass Incarceration Looks Like for Juveniles", The New York Times (November 10, 2015)
Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
VIDEO: Introduction, Judith Edersheim and Nancy Gertner
VIDEO: Robert Kinscherff, "Boys to Men to Boys: What Is the Role of Psychology and Neuroscience in Post-Miller Resentencing and Parole?"
VIDEO: Vincent Schiraldi, "From Juvenile Justice to Young Adult Justice: Emerging Framework for Policy and Practice"
VIDEO: Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A