Alex Alvarez, a professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice department discusses how climate change can amplify intolerance and persecution and facilitate violent conflict, including war and genocide. Alvarez studies collective and interpersonal violence. From 2001 until 2003 he was the founding director of the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values. His latest book, Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide, looks at the human impact of climate change and its potential to provoke ethnic conflict, war… Read more
In Coconino County, individuals are admitted to jail twice as often per year as the national average, with about 3,093 per 100,000 people per year admitted to Coconino County Detention Facility (CCDF).
To address the incarceration rate, Northern Arizona University faculty members are collaborating with Coconino County Attorney’s Office to analyze the most effective methods in creating a comprehensive diversionary program—including housing, behavioral health and job training—to successfully reduce incarcerations at CCDF.
The NARBHA Foundation funded the study, which is led… Read more