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Remembering AAPSS Fellow and First Female President of Cornell, Elizabeth Garrett

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The AAPSS community is saddened by the passing of AAPSS Fellow Elizabeth Garrett, who died at her home in New York City on Sunday from colon cancer. Professor Garrett was the first female president of Cornell University--a job she had taken only eight months prior to her passing. Before going to Cornell, Garrett was the Provost of and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California. She was also the first female provost of USC.…

The American Academy of Political and Social Science Elects Distinguished Class of 2016 Fellows

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The American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), one of the nation’s oldest and most esteemed learned societies, has elected five distinguished scholars and practitioners as 2016 Fellows. The AAPSS inducts several Fellows each year, in recognition of their contributions to the improvement of society through research and public service.

Since the founding of its Fellows program in 2000, AAPSS has inducted 106 Fellows, most of them university-based scholars responsible for research that has changed our understanding of human…

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The Annals

Tough on Crime, Tough on Families? Criminal Justice and Family Life in America

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Special Editors: Christopher Wildeman, Sara Wakefield, and Hedwig Lee


More than 30 years after President Reagan declared a war on drugs and more than 20 years after President Clinton declared a war on lawlessness, President Obama is describing our criminal justice system as broken—plagued by overaggressive policing, prison overcrowding, and abominable conditions for inmates. He has also characterized the…

The Great Experiment: Realigning Criminal Justice in California and Beyond

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Special Editors: Charis Kubrin and Carroll Seron

Last year, President Obama became the first sitting president in American history to step inside a federal prison, visiting the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outside of Oklahoma City. His visit highlighted the growing bipartisan support for reform of the U.S. criminal justice system, which houses nearly 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated…

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