Symposium Event Agenda

◊◊◊ Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in Page Hall Auditorium. ◊◊◊


1:00pm - 1:30pm
Opening Session
Welcome - Alan Lizotte, Dean (University at Albany), George Philip, President (University at Albany)
Introductions - Shawn Bushway (University at Albany)

1:30pm - 3:15pm
Session I:  The Role of Race in Sentencing Outcomes
Chair - Cassia Spohn (Arizona State University)
Main Reviewer - Eric Baumer (The Florida State University)
Discussants - Richard Frase (University of Minnesota), Samuel Sommers (Tufts University), David Baldus (University of Iowa)

3:15pm - 3:30pm
15-minute Break
Refreshments provided by University at Albany Alumni Association

3:30pm - 5:15pm
Session II:  Risk Assessment in Sentencing
Chair - Charles Wellford (University of Maryland)
Main Reviewer - Kelly Hannah-Moffat (University of Toronto)
Discussants - Bernard Harcourt (University of Chicago), Jennifer Skeem (University of California, Irvine), Mark Bergstrom (Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing)

5:15pm - 5:45pm
Day 1 Session Wrap-Up
Chair - Sara Steen (University of Colorado--Boulder)
Discussants - Anne Piehl (Rutgers University), Michael Tonry (University of Minnesota)

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cocktail Reception & Dinner (405 Washington Avenue)
Welcome - Alan Lizotte, Dean (University at Albany)
Introduction - James Dias, Interim VP for Research (University at Albany)
Keynote Speaker - Glenn Schmitt (U.S. Sentencing Commission)
The Intersection of Social Science Research and Federal Policymaking: Is Anyone Listening?


8:00am - 9:00am
Continental Breakfast/Poster Session (Milne Hall, Room 200)
Sponsored by Center for Social and Demographic Analysis

9:15am - 11:00am
Session III:  Discretion and Decision Making in the Sentencing Process
Chair - Jeffery Ulmer (Pennsylvania State University)
Main Reviewers - Shawn Bushway (University at Albany), Brian Forst (American University)
Discussants - Nancy King (Vanderbilt University), Max Schanzenbach (Northwestern University), Kim Hunt (U.S. Sentencing Commission)

11:00am - 11:45am
Special Session: A Discussion with the U.S. Sentencing Commission about Demographic Differences in Federal Sentencing
Chair - Susan Haire (University of Georgia)
Speakers - Glenn Schmitt (U.S. Sentencing Commission), Louis Reedt (U.S. Sentencing Commission), Kevin Blackwell (U.S. Sentencing Commission)

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:15pm - 3:00pm
Session IV:  Managing the Criminal Justice Population
Chair - Al Blumstein (Carnegie Mellon University)
Main Reviewer - Bill Sabol (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Discussants - Steve Aos (Washington State Institute for Public Policy), Marie Gottschalk (University of Pennsylvania), Glenn Loury (Brown University)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Day 2 Session Wrap Up
Chair - Sara Steen (University of Colorado--Boulder)
Discussants - Anne Piehl (Rutgers University), Michael Tonry (University of Minnesota)

Participants who wish to continue their discussions following the closing session are welcome to gather in Milne Hall, Room 200.