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Dr. Jeanie Thies, Coordinator

Dr. Jeanie Thies is a professor of political science and a senior research fellow in the Hammond Institute. She has presented and published research on a wide variety of topics related to criminal justice.

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Hammond Institute Director, Howard Wall, on the role that academics can play in criminal justice reform. Opening reception: Avancing Justice: An Agenda for Human Dignity & Public Safety, November 4, 2015.

The Initiative

In 2016 the Hammond Institute formalized its criminal justice reform initiative, which gathers together a variety of activities regarding criminal justice reform in Missouri and the United States. The Institute's interest in criminal justice came to the fore in the wake of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent interest in local and state-wide reform of the criminal justice system. The Institute's efforts include research support, conferences and forums, and creating new data sets.