Dr. Susan Greene received her B.S. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. She has conducted and published studies on women in jail, with a focus on their social histories, risk factors that contribute to their incarceration, and what women face upon release from jail. She was the founding director of Gemma, a transitional treatment program for women reentering the community after incarceration, and has over 20 years of experience in the areas of criminal justice system research, practice, and policy. Dr. Greene is currently a Research Associate of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a justice system consultant.
Craig Haney is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of the Program in Legal Studies, and the UC Presidential Chair, 2015-2018 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Haney holds Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University, and served as one of the principal researchers on the highly publicized “Stanford Prison Experiment” in 1971. He has been studying the psychological effects of living and working in prison environments since then, and many of his analyses of those issues appear in his widely praised book, Reforming Punishment: Psychological Limits to the Pains of Imprisonment, published by the American Psychological Association in 2006, and nominated for a National Book Award. His work has taken him to numerous maximum security prisons across the United States and in several different countries where he has evaluated conditions of confinement and interviewed prisoners about the mental health and other consequences of incarceration. In the late 1970s, Professor Haney began to study the unique psychological effects of solitary-type confinement and, over the last several decades he has conducted systematic, in-depth assessments of representative samples of literally hundreds of solitary or “supermax” prisoners in a number of different states. Professor Haney has served as an expert witness in several landmark cases addressing the constitutional rights of prisoners, including Toussaint v. McCarthy (1983), Madrid v. Gomez (1995), Coleman v. Gomez (1995), and Ruiz v. Johnson (1999), and Brown v. Plata (2011). In 2012, he was appointed to a National Academy of Sciences Committee studying the causes and consequences of mass incarceration in the United States and also testified at an historic hearing before the U.S. Senate examining the nature and effects of solitary confinement. In 2014, Professor Haney was selected as the University’s Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer.
Tiffany Lockett is a PhD student in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and earned her MS in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her current research explores the dynamics between psychology and law, with a focus on race, culture, and social constructions of crime.
Craig Reinarman is Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He earned his B.S. in Economics at Babson College, his M.A. in Sociology at San Francisco State University, and his PhD in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Utrecht and the University of Amsterdam, and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Drug Research at the University of Amsterdam; a member of the Board of Directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence; a consultant to the World Health Organization's Programme on Substance Abuse; and a principal investigator on research grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Reinarman is the author of American States of Mind (Yale University Press, 1987) and co-author of Cocaine Changes (Temple University Press, 1991) and Crack in America (University of California Press, 1997). His most recent book is an anthology of critical addiction studies called Expanding Addiction, co-edited with Robert Granfield (Routledge 2015). He has published numerous articles on drug use, law and policy in such journals as Theory and Society, the British Journal of Addiction, the International Journal of Drug Policy, the American Journal of Public Health, and Addiction Research and Theory.
Joanna Weill is a PhD Candidate in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research examines how prisoners are treated as outsiders by society and how this impacts their reentry back into the community. She has held student leadership positions with the American Psychology-Law Society and American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, and now serves on the Policy Committee of the Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues. Joanna is a recipient of the UC Criminal Justice & Health Consortium Travel Award.