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Catholic Social Teaching and Criminal Justice

March 23 - 24, 2009

Schedule of Events

Monday, March 23

2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
Lower Level – Atrium, Connelly Center

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Barbara Wall, Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Villanova University
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

4:30 – 5:45 p.m. “What is Fair Punishment?”
Jeffrey Reiman, Ph.D.
American University
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

Tuesday, March 24

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration - Continental Breakfast Provided
Lower Level – Atrium, Connelly Center

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. "The Community-Level Consequences of Mass Incarceration"
Todd Clear, Ph.D.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

11:30 - 12:45 p.m. "The Christian Virtue of Justice and the U.S. Prison"
Kathryn Getek
Villanova University
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. "Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence"
Philip Cook, Ph.D.
Duke University
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. "Forgiving Violent Crime"
Hon. Janine P. Geske
Marquette University Law School
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions - (Subject to Change)

"An Innocent Person Who Survived Death Row"
Curtis McCarty – Witness to Innocence
Villanova Room - Connelly Center

"Expressions of Forgiveness and Restorative Justice"
Joyce Zavarich, D.Min. – Villanova University
Devon Room - Connelly Center

"Privatization of Prisons"
William Waegel, Ph.D. – Villanova University
Cinema - Connelly Center

"Restorative Justice"
Jesse Couenhoven, Ph.D. – Villanova University
Rosemont Room - Connelly Center

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. DINNER BREAK (on your own)

7:00 p.m. "Dead Man Walking – The Journey Continues"
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Jake Nevin Fieldhouse

Online Registration

The conference is sponsored by the Office for Mission Effectiveness and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought.

For more information, contact
Ms. Marcy Bray
Office for Mission Effectiveness
202 Vasey Hall, Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085 or email at

Online Registration Form:

Method of Payment: Cash and personal checks will be accepted upon arrival. You may pre-pay registration fees by mail. Include a printed copy of this page with your personal check. Credit Cards cannot be accepted.
Registrations that include an email address will be acknowledged by email. No other confirmations can be provided.