Stan Stojkovic: How much time is enough?

Criminologist, Stan Stojkovic, receives a letter from a convicted murderer.

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Stan Stojkovic, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He is currently working with the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) agency for the state of California regarding prisoner re-entry. He is also the author of Prisoner Reentry (2017).

Michael Perlin: Maybe They Brought in the Wrong Priest

Michael Perlin reflects on a case he took early on as a public defender that would forever shape his career in mental disability law.

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Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center.  He is also the co-founder of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates. He is also the co-author of Sexuality, Disability, and the Law (2016).

Caught Being Stupid

Wishing to show the humanity and complexity of the lives of people who turn to drugs and crime, criminologist Heith Copes embarks on a photo ethnography of methamphetamine use in rural Alabama. But what begins as a research project quickly becomes a life-altering lesson in the truth behind stereotypes, the importance of empathy, and the unparalleled power of human connection.

Listen to Heith recount his time spent on Sand Mountain and meet the individuals from his story, captured in the emotional photo series GOOD BAD PEOPLE: Methamphetamine Use on Sand Mountain by Jared Ragland.

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Hover over each photo to view captions and click to enlarge. Additional photographs and expanded captions can be seen at jaredragland.com.​

All photos by Jared Ragland, from the series GOOD BAD PEOPLE: Methamphetamine Use on Sand Mountain, Marshall County, Alabama, 2015-2016.

 

A Call for Stories: Springer Nature Storyteller Fall Shows!

Springer Nature Storytellers is a unique program available to Springer Nature authors (read: have published with Springer, Nature, Macmillan Science and Education, Palgrave, BioMed Central or SpringerOpen brands) to harness the power of storytelling and increase exposure to their work within their field and beyond their scholarly circle.

Our storytelling events are an empowering opportunity for authors to talk about what they do and why it’s important to the public at large and we’re very excited to be bringing this live event to three conferences this fall:

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 16-20 in Washington, D.C. 

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 16-19 in New Orleans, LA 

The American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting, December 12-16 in San Francisco, CA

We want to hear your story! We’re looking for researchers with engaging stories that will leave their audience with a strong message (This podcast is one fantastic example of the type of storytelling we’re looking for). Stories may address:

-What inspired authors to become researchers

-Why a researcher studies his/her field

-What a researcher hopes to accomplish through his/her work

-A researcher’s most surprising finding(s)

-Obstacles overcome and surprise twists that led to new discoveries

-And anything else specific to your experience as a researcher!

If you would like to tell a five-to-ten minute story at one of these three meetings, in partnership with The Story Collider, please send a two-to-three-paragraph summary of your story idea to stories@beforetheabstract.com and include the intended conference name in your subject line, e.g. “Story pitch for ACS  meeting.” Please submit your story idea before the respective deadline: August 12th for the DC show, September 16th for the New Orleans show, and October 7th for the San Francisco show.

Check out our Pitch page for more information!