This talk was the third panelist in the Data Empowering Social Justice Session for the 4th Annual UC Data Day Conference hosted by UC Libraries.
Christopher J. Sullivan, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Talk Title: Working with Agency Data to Better Understand Racial Disparities: The Case of Disproportionate Minority Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
This presentation is based on a recently-concluded study that sought to better understand patterns of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. The project required extensive assessment and integration of record data that varied in their structures, availability of key fields, and operational definitions, which were collected or extracted from dozens of local juvenile court and police agencies across the state. Currently lead federally-funded research studies on juvenile risk and needs assessment and important reforms in Ohio’s juvenile justice systems.
Parallel Projections investigates two types of postindustrial site: the architectural and the agricultural; it conflates (projections of and into) spaces as means of making visceral our intellectual comprehension of the
relationships between materiality, surface, place and history. Parallel Projections is not meant for specific
places but for specific kinds of spaces: defunct industrial buildings, abandoned urban edifices, and mechanized
natural landscapes. The authors, living in places (Iowa and Ohio) that have both been radically altered by scalar
economic shifts, adapt alien (guest) project components to their native (host) contexts. Both types of spaces, host
and guest, as spaces of urban and rural abandonment, share surfaces that are compelling palimpsests. These
surfaces are encrusted with nearly-obliterated histories, emptied by changes in production methods and habits
of occupation and revealed by ghost texts. In opposition to the idea that these sites should be whitewashed and redrawn, the authors see them as grounds for new layers that can receive projections of phenomena from other postindustrial sites and as repositories for material evidence that deepens, rather than erases, the evidence of their
Habitat: sandstone gorges and ravines with healock/hardwood coves, upland hardwood stands, floodplain, pine stands; soil at base of maple tree
Locality: Crane Hollow Nature Preserve (crane Hollow) S of Gibisonville and N of Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve, bordered on the E by OH 374 and W by Cream Ridge Rd.
Habitat: narrow sandstone box canyon with floodplain, upland woods, hemlock/hardwood coves; wet sandstone outcrop
Locality: Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve, Big Pine Rd. E of OH 374 between OH 678 and 664 Hocking Hills state Park
Habitat: sandstone gorges and ravines with hemlock/hardwood coves, upland hardwood stands, floodplains, pine stands; seepy wet sandstone
Locality: Sheick Hollow State Nature Preserve, paralleling Hockman Rd. (twp rd. 238) between Gibisonville and Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve, off OH 374