Rogers and Riley in two separate photos, in front of their presentation screens at conference

Crime and Justice Policy Affiliates Present at ASC Meeting


Faculty, staff, and graduate students of the PPC’s Crime and Justice Policy Research Program (CJPRP) recently attended the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. During the conference, members presented findings from PPC-related projects. 

Mark Berg, director of the CJPRP and professor and collegiate scholar in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and Ethan Rogers, assistant research scientist in the CJPRP, participated in the panel “The Role of Carceral Systems in Testing the Community’s Immune System Against Disadvantage.” With Kendall Riley, graduate student at the University of Iowa, they presented their findings on incarceration exposure and accelerated aging in the context of neighborhood stressors. This paper is part of a larger research project on stress and health, led by Berg. Project collaborators included Drs. Ronald Simons and Man-Kit Lei from the University of Georgia-Athens. This work is supported by the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center and funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Andrew Krajewski, affiliate of the CJPRP and assistant professor at the University of Texas-Dallas, participated in the panel “Linking Violence and Mental Health.” He presented findings from his PPC summer scholars project with Rogers. The aim of this project was to study the mental health burden of adults recently incarcerated for firearm and non-firearm violence. 

Ethan Rogers (top) and Kendall Riley (bottom) present their research with Mark Berg at the 2021 American Society of Criminology Annual Conference.