Marian S. Harris

Marian S. Harris is a Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, Social Work and Criminal Justice Program and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Social Work, Seattle. Dr. Harris is a Faculty Associate at the Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Advisor for the Smith College School of Social Work, Northampton, MA. She is a former Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams College of Social Work. Dr. Harris was awarded an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship and completed a two year postdoctoral training program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from the Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA.
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When Parents Commit a Crime, It’s Their Kids Who Do the Time

She had 25 grams of marijuana on her when she was arrested ― about $300 worth. Although she admitted to getting high regularly, the weed the police found in the glove compartment of the car Jackie was driving did not belong to her, and neither did the vehicle. They belonged to her boyfriend, a known drug dealer in the Florida city where they both lived. Jackie was sentenced to two years in prison ― less than the maximum sentence for drug possession ― because she agreed to cooperate with the … [Read more...]