Joan Petersilia

August 19, 2014

Stanford professor makes recommendations on California’s prison realignment

Now that the effects of California’s historic AB 109 legislation are starting to be measured and examined, a respected authority on the matter—Stanford law professor Joan Petersilia—has contributed her thoughts on the necessary adjustments to the state’s prison realignment plan. AB 109, legislation that shifted the responsibility of tens of thousands of […]
January 10, 2013

Stanford to research effects of California’s Prison Realignment (AB 109)

The Stanford Criminal Justice Center was awarded $650,000 to research the implementation and impact of California’s Public Safety Realignment legislation — which went into effect one year ago this month, and transfers authority for convicted felons from the state prison and parole system to local counties. The U.S. Department of […]
August 14, 2012

NIJ keynote features criminal justice expert Joan Petersilia

Joan Petersilia, Ph.D., has spent more than 25 years studying the performance of U.S. criminal justice agencies and has been instrumental in affecting sentencing and corrections reform in California.  She is the author of 11 books about crime and public policy, and her research on parole reform, prisoner reintegration and […]