For as long as humans have lived together in tribes and communities, they have dealt with crime. Though what’s considered a crime—and how it’s punished—has changed and continues to change with time, its presence is felt in every society around the world. Learn more about crime—its causes, effects and possible deterrents—and punishment at your library throughout the month of May.
Programs are free and open to all; no registration is required.
Central Oregon CSI
Real crime scene investigation is much more than something that can be done in the hour-long window of a television drama—it can be tedious and requires extensive training, large amounts of time and an abundant amount of patience. Bend Police Officer Canyon Davis talks about documenting the crime scene, how evidence is collected and more. From Incarceration to Release
Marissa Wilson, Transition Coordinator and Public Information Officer at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution in Madras, will provide a look at the incarceration experience from intake through release. Restorative Justice: A New but Old Way to Approach Discipline in Schools
Restorative Justice has been recognized as a powerful and healing alternative to punitive systems of punishment. Find out about how a growing number of schools are adopting it as the primary disciplinary approach. Deer Ridge Correctional Institution & COCC Welding Program
Instructor Tucker Bauman on the welding training program at Deer Ridge. Curl Up with Crime
Are you looking for your next crime read, or perhaps want to try detective fiction for the first time? Community librarians Jenny and Liisa explore true crime and crime-focused fiction (legal thrillers). Oregon Innocence Project
The Oregon Innocence Project is dedicated to securing the release of those who have been wrongfully convicted in Oregon and works for comprehensive reform. Find out what they are doing to right the wrongs of our criminal justice system. It’s Not Easy Being a Hero: The Bystander Effect & Heroism
Explore the different aspects of heroism—why some people choose to intervene while others avoid those in need of help. COCC psychology professor Andria Woodell provides insight on the simple mechanisms that prevent action and how to break this influence when necessary. Cranial Injuries & Criminals: Understanding Brain Function through Mishaps & Mayhem
Using famous cases like John Hinkley, Jr., as illustrations, COCC psychology professor Rebecca Walker-Sands explores brain anatomy and physiology and how damage to the brain contributes to maladaptive behavior.
For more information about these or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Tina at 541-312-1034.