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State prison advisor gets Stanford Law post

Publication Date: 
March 04, 2009
Contra Costa Times
Josh Richman

The appointment of Professor Joan Petersilia to the Stanford Law School faculty is featured in the Contra Costa Times' Political Blotter:

A well-known criminologist who has advised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on overhauling California’s prison system has been appointed to the Stanford Law School faculty as a professor.

Joan Petersilia most recently has been a Professor of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where she directed the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections.


Petersilia will also serve as faculty co-director for the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, helping the center to assess policies on crime control, sentencing, and corrections, and to develop nonpartisan analyses and recommendations to help public officials, the legal community and the public understand state and national criminal justice policy.