Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice
**Tuesdays at 11:10 am in 4202**
Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow
Co-Directors Spring 2019: Profs. Emily Horowitz // Belen Lowrey-Kinberg // Nickie Phillips
Criminologist Shawn Rolfe on “An Ex-Con Is Not Supposed to be Doing This: Obtaining a Doctorate Degree, Becoming a Scholar and Policy Advocate”
Shawn Rolfe is a former Marine and current Ph.D. candidate in criminal justice at the University of Louisville. His advocacy with North Carolina's Local Reentry Council and Second Chance Alliance informs his current research focused on veterans, mental health, and reentry and the study of sex offense policies. His scholarly work on homeless shelters’ policies for sex offenders was highlighted and cited in an amicus brief (Bethea v. North Carolina), and is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court; most recently he co-authored the chapter “Violence in Prison” with Dr. Richard Tewksbury in book, American Prisons & Jails (2018).