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DPE Tuesday Talk Series: Steven Raphael, “Can Restorative Justice Conferencing Reduce Recidivism?”

The Division of Politics & Economics invites the CGU community to attend this week’s Tuesday Talk featuring Dr. Steven Raphael, Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and James D. Marver Chair at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Talk Description:

Professor Raphael will present results from a randomized control trial evaluation of a restorative justice intervention in San Francisco called Make It Right. This is a diversion program for juveniles that would otherwise be charged with mid-level felonies. A draft of Raphael’s paper is available upon request from ciprian.barnutiu@cgu.edu.

Please use this Zoom link below to attend the talk.

Zoom Link


Steven Raphael is a Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and holds the James D. Marver Chair at the Goldman School of Public Policy. His research focuses on the economics of low-wage labor markets, housing, and the economics of crime and corrections. His most recent research focuses on the social consequences of the large increases in U.S. incarceration rates and racial disparities in criminal justice outcomes. Raphael also works on immigration policy, research questions pertaining to various aspects of racial inequality, the economics of labor unions, social insurance policies, homelessness, and low-income housing. Raphael is the author (with Michael Stoll) of Why Are so Many Americans in Prison? (published by the Russell Sage Foundation Press) and The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record (published by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). Raphael is research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the California Policy Lab, the University of Michigan National Poverty Center, the University of Chicago Crime Lab, IZA, Bonn Germany, and the Public Policy Institute of California. Raphael holds a Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley.

Steven Raphael