Trauma, Community Health and the Criminal Legal System
Why should we care about the effects of incarceration and policing on communities and their health? This virtual panel discussion and audience Q&A on the relationship between the criminal legal system, structural racism, and health also explored the physical and emotional trauma of police interactions and incarceration, the treatment of transgender individuals within the criminal legal system, healthcare access for incarcerated individuals in Michigan, and the impact of racism on health outcomes.
This webinar was co-presented by the Michigan State University Center for Bioethics and Social Justice and the Henry Ford Health System Health Disparities Research Collaborative (recorded September 13, 2021).
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- Jennifer Cobbina, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
- Christina DeJong, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice
- Carmen McIntyre León, MD, Associate Chair for Community Affairs, Director of Public & Community Psychiatry Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Michigan Department of Corrections
- Sean Valles, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
- Moderated by Christine Joseph, PhD, Director, Henry Ford Health System Health Disparities Research Collaborative
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