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Course

  • 61400 The Social Meaning of Race

Job experience

  • Director of Social Work Program, Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture

  • Council Member, Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council

  • Adjunct Faculty, DePaul University, Department of Sociology 

Fields of Special Interest

  • Law & Punishment

  • Intersection of Mental Health and the Criminal Legal System

  • Race & Ethnicity

  • Urban Poverty

  • Social Policy

 Publications or presentations

  • Epperson, M., Thompson, J.G., Kim, S., and Lurigio, A. (2017). Unpacking the Relationship between Probationers with Serious Mental Illness and Probation Officers. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 56(3): 188-216

  • Epperson, M., Canada, K., Thompson, J.G., and Lurigio, A. (2014). Walking the Line: Specialized and Standard Probation Officer Perspectives on Supervising Probationers with Serious Mental Illnesses. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(5): 473-483.

  • Thompson, J. and Epperson, M.W. (2016, January). Paper: Exploring Illness Experiences in a Mental Health Court: Crime, Meds, and Neurochemical Selves. Society for Social Work and Research 20th Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

  • Thompson, J., Epperson, M.W., and Lurigio, A.J. (2015, January). Paper: Examining the Relationship between Probation Officers and Probationers with Serious Mental Illnesses in Specialized Probation Interventions. Society for Social Work and Research 19th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.    

        

     

     

     

     

     

Bria Berger

Bria Berger, AM '14

“It’s important to have transferable skills and to have a professional mentor. Working with [Assistant Professor] Alida Bouris has helped me both personally and professionally. She has encouraged me to mold my course schedule and placement to my interest and goals, to take risks, and she has helped me shape my vision of who I am in the social work world.”