"Fire safety is one of the things that is so fundamental for prison officials," said Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer in criminal justice at University of Texas at Austin. "You’ve got a trapped population with no ability to get them out quickly or easily."Read more
Cain was appointed in 2018 by Gov. Greg Abbott and was tasked with resolving staffing and violence issues that have plagued the org for more than a decade. But like her predecessors she saw mixed results.
"Camille Cain was deeply invested in trying to reform the agency and turn it into aRead more
President Biden Taps Nationally Renowned Criminal Justice Researcher Nancy La Vigne to Lead National Institute of Justice
LBJ School alumna Nancy La Vigne ('91), was appointed by President Biden as the director of the National Institute of Justice, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
"Throughout her distinguished career, Nancy La Vigne has dedicated her enormous talent to bridging the divideRead more
"The need for abortion will not go away," said Abigail Aiken, an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin who was the lead author on the research. The result of state restrictions on medical abortions, she said, will lead to "an increase in self-managed abortion, outside the formal health-care setting. What we have seen is that every time states move to restrict abortion, there is an increase in self-managed abortions."Read more
When Politico published a draft opinion leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the nation confronted the reality that Roe v. Wade and constitutional protections for abortion may be overturned as soon as this summer.
But for many in Texas, that day is already here. TheRead more
Michele Deitch, a criminal justice professor at the University of Texas Law School, said the temperatures inside these prisons can reach triple digits during the summer months and put inmates like Hernandez at risk of a stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
"The temperatures canRead more
While the U.S. government and its allies have acknowledged Russia is committing war crimes in its assault on Ukraine, genocide could be a much more difficult accusation to prove, says Alan K. Kuperman, associate professor of public affairs at UT-Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs. Kuperman specializes in ethnic conflict and military intervention.Read more
"President Joe Biden recently announced that, in addition to $1 billion in humanitarian aid to Europe, the United States would accept 100,000 Ukrainian refugees using the 'full range of legal pathways.' Despite representing a fraction of those fleeing Ukraine, Biden’s goal would be a watershed moment if only it were possible," writes LBJ student Neil Schwartz, a J.D./M.A. student at the University of Texas at Austin, focusing on global policy and international development. Schwartz is also a research affiliate at Innovations for Peace and Development."Read more
Longevity Partners appoints two department heads to build and train workforce in push toward U.S. decarbonization
Longevity Partners, one of the world's fastest-growing ESG advisory businesses, just announced the appointment of two new department heads in the U.S. to support the firm's rapid expansion stateside. Dr. Molly Polk is now Head of ESG Strategy USA and Dr. Varun Rai is now Head of Net Zero Carbon USA. Since opening its U.S. headquarters in Austin just over a year ago, Longevity's U.S. workforce has more than tripled with the goal of growing to 50 people by 2023.Read more
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is among the nation's best graduate schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.Read more