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2021 Author Meets Readers: Smoke but No Fire. Law and Society Conference. Virtual.

2019  Judges and Wrongful Convictions. American Society of Criminology. San Francisco, CA.

2018  Wrongful Convictions: Prosecutorial Misconduct. Descovic Foundation for Justice.  Montclair State University.

2018  Jewish Advocacy and Criminal Justice Reform. Jewish Council for Public Affairs, December 4-5, Washington D.C.

2018  Justice Reimagined. Montclair State University.

2017  Wrongful Convictions for Crimes that Never Happened. American Society of Criminology.  Philadelphia, PA.

2017  Twisted Justice: Innocence and No Crime Wrongful Convictions. The Innocence Network Conference.  San Diego, California.

2017  When Things Go Really Wrong with Criminal Justice: Introducing No-Crime Convictions . Social Justice Conference. Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

2015  Virtual Life Sentences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Orlando, Florida.

2014  Deconstructing Death in Prison Sentences. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.  Philadelphia, PA.

2014  Prison Reform In New Jersey: Exploring Alternative Approaches. Montclair State University. Montclair, NJ.

2013  The Crisis in American Criminal Justice: Why America is the World’s Largest Jailer. Salon Series.  Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

2013  Balancing Freedom of Religion with Freedom of Speech. President’s Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity: Affirmative Action Day.  Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey.

2013  Death in Prison Sentences: Not So Different from Death. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta , GA.

2011   Bias-Based Cyberbullying: The New Hate Crime Frontier. American Society of Criminology. Washington, DC.

2011  Restoration Issues: Ban the Box. The Cornell University Richard Netter Conference on Criminal Records and Employment.  Cornell ILR/Labor and Employment Law Program.  New York, New York.

2010  Life Without Parole: America’s New Death Penalty. Ultimate Penalties: Life Without Parole

2009  Imaging Decarceration in a World with Life Without the Possibility of Parole. American Society of Criminology. Philadelphia, PA.

2009  Hate Crimes: Challenging Student Concepts of Tolerance and Justice. Justice Studies Association. Albany, New York.

2008  A Second Look at the Second Chance Act. American Society of Criminology.  St. Louis, Missouri.

2007  Abolition in New Jersey: The Death of the Death Penalty. American Society of Criminology. Atlanta, Georgia.

2007  Taking Decarceration Seriously (with J. Jacobs). American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia.

2006  Posting Hate Offenders on the Web. American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, California.

2006  Teaching About Hate Crime. Law and Society Association. Baltimore, Maryland.

2005  Expanding Re-entry: The Role of the Appellate Public Defender. American Society of Criminology. Toronto, Canada.

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