Feb. 4, 2022 – 8th Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference

8th Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference

February 4, 2022

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://slcc-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OvRkm0P5QoGFLQB5dRxDig

All Speakers have 20 minutes to present with 10 minutes of questions and comments.

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10:30am to 10:50am – Transformative Justice: An Approach Glance to a Larger Concept for K-12 Educatators
Presenter: Hailey King

Abstract: Transformative justice is an academic concept that can feel largely unapproachable to
many educators, especially in the K-12 sector. If the past two years have shown people
anything, it is the weight of influence of the education system. In such an environment
coupled with political divisiveness and mental health decline of children and teens, the
systems in place have been burdened with the consequences of their ineffectively. The
integration of a wholistic transformative justice curriculum into K-12 schools to solve for
portions of such issues at first seems daunting, but through small changes in practice
and large changes in mentalities by educators and councilors it becomes more
approachable. Bio: Hailey King is a high school student at Oak Ridge High
School and is skilled in organizing, leadership, and planning. She is a passionate
triathlete that enjoys challenging herself. Currently working on researching restorative
and transformative justice’s use in high school, she dedicates herself to research and
learning new things. She is unwavering in her belief in ensuring equality in education,
advancing LGBTQ+ rights, and racial justice. She plans to go to university to pursue a
doctorate in public policy in order to ensure an education system that works to support
all people.
10:50am to 11:00am – Q&A

11:00am to 11:20am – Analysis of Transformative Justice on Social Media: Twitter Use and Users by Gender
Presenter: Azzurra Crispino

Abstract: The term ‘transformative justice’ (TJ) appears to be in use since the 1980s, but there does not seem to be a clear author or coinage of the term. The term may have begun in activist circles, where there appears to be hesitancy towards its formalization. This article is a preliminary analysis of how the term ‘transformative justice’ is used on twitter, with two main purposes: to see whether there is a variance in the gender of the users using the term using quantitative methods and to do an initial coding of how the term is being used in the field using qualitative methods. The findings were that women are more likely to use the term than men, and that people who identified as gender non-binary/trans were also more likely to use the term than men. It would appear that those who are questioning traditional masculinist views of punishment are also statistically more likely to question gender more broadly. The qualitative methods showed that the undisputed features of transformative justice were accountability, dealing with the root causes of the harm in order to prevent future harm, supporting survivors, growth for the perpetrators, seeing people as more than the harm they have caused and that harm itself should be viewed in its broader context and addressed by dismantling oppressive systems. Some disputed features of transformative justice were whether it can be used in a state context, whether it can include violence against the perpetrator, and whether it should be formalized at all. 
Bio: Azzurra Crispino is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Austin Community College and a PhD student in Sociology at Texas A&M University. She is the co-Founder of PAPS (Prison Abolition Prisoner Support), a pen pal to incarcerated people and peaceful protest organization. She is a contributing author to Real Drugs in a Virtual World. 11:20am to 11:30am – Q&A

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