Incarceration Multimedia

Some presentations co-sponsored by the ISS’ Mass Incarceration project or related to Cornell criminal justice initiatives are featured in video format.

November 20, 2017
Myth of Race Still Embedded in Scientific Research, Scholar Says
Dorothy Roberts, professor of law, Africana studies, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the biological concepts of race throughout history and in modern society at the 2017 ISS Annual Lecture.
October 6, 2016
Mass Incarceration Conference: Opening Remarks by Chris Wildeman
At the Fifth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference in 2016, Chris Wildeman, Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and the Director of BCTR, introduces the topic of parental incarceration, especially as it relates to its impacts on children’s well-being. At the conference, faculty from many disciplines speak about their related work to create a more expansive and cross-disciplinary conversation about this pertinent social issue.
October 6, 2016
Sociological and Demographic Insights (Parental Mass Incarceration)
Anna Haskins, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, and Kristin Turney, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC Irvine.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Sociological and Demographic Insights (Parental Mass Incarceration)
Sara Wakefield, Associate Professor at Rutgers School of the Criminal Justice, and Robert Apel, Professor at Rutgers School of the Criminal Justice.
(Mass Incarceration Conference) 
October 6, 2016
Developmental and Family Perspectives
Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Professor at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Joyce Arditti, Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the Virginia Tech.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Discussion of Parental Incarceration
Various faculty members have a discussion following presentations on Programs for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Mothers, Interventions for  Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Fathers, and Interventions for Children of Incarcerated Parents.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Programs for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Mothers
Danielle Dallaire, Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences at the College of William and Mary, and Rebecca Shlafer, Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Interventions for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Fathers
J. Mark Eddy, Senior Fellow Scientist at the Oregon Social Learning Center.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Interventions for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Derrick Gordon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Yale University and Director of the Research, Policy, and Program on Male Development at the Consultation Center.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
How Alternatives to Incarceration Could Affect Child Well-being
Signe Hald Anderson, Research Leader at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copenhagen.
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Should We Be Intervening Solely on Basis of Incarceration?
Lonnie Berger, Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
(Mass Incarceration Conference)
October 6, 2016
Mass Incarceration Conference: Michael Owens Closing Commentary
Michael Owens, Associate Professor of Political Science at Emory University.
October 6, 2016
Mass Incarceration Conference: Maddie Solan Closing Commentary
Maddie Solan, Social Science Analyst at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
October 6, 2016
Mass Incarceration Conference: Tiffany Townsend Closing Commentary
Tiffany Townsend, the Senior Director of the Office of the Ethnic Minority Affairs for the American Psychological Associate.
December 5, 2016
Bruce Levitt on the Power of Prison Theater
Bruce Levitt examines the impact of theater on the lives of incarcerated men.
September 27, 2016
Mass Incarceration
Glenn Martin of JustLeadershipUSA discusses the ongoing issue of mass incarceration in the United States.
September 26, 2016
Educate the Vote
This academic debate occurred immediately before the first 2016 presidential debate. The debate focused on the issues of mass incarceration and immigration.
March 15, 2016
New Book Sheds Light on High U.S. Incarceration Rate

Peter Enns, the ISS’ Incarceration project team leader, discusses the U.S. incarceration problem.
June 10, 2015
Students Reflect on Teaching in Prison
Each year more than fifty Cornell undergraduates serve as teaching assistants in courses that are offered inside prison walls. In this video a few of them to reflect on their experience with the Cornell Prison Education Program.
April 25, 2015
The American Dream: Opportunities and Challenges
Speakers include Peter Enns, ISS’ Mass Incarceration team leader.
December 10, 2014
2014 Commencement Video
The Cornell Prison Education Program community convened for a heartwarming ceremony to confer A.A. degrees to our second graduating class at the state prison in Auburn, New York.