Faculty note: Associate Prof. Andrew Austin presents working paper at Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) presented the working paper “Prison’s Purpose: Comparing the Nordic and U.S. Correctional Approaches” at the Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference on Oct. 25, 2019. The conference was held at Carthage College in Kenosha. The paper’s theme concerns Associate Prof. Austin’s endeavor to provide policymakers with alternative correctional approaches that de-emphasize punishment and utilize social supports to reduce recidivism, an issue vital to addressing prison overcrowding in Wisconsin. This is the subject of his upcoming sabbatical in the fall of 2020.