Aaron T. Kinzel is a Criminologist at the University of Michigan and Oakland University. His teaching and research areas of expertise are education, corrections, and public policy. He is a consultant that has worked nationally on criminal justice related issues and collaborated with numerous organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice. He has worked with thousands of incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals and visited over 100 correctional facilities in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Kinzel’s childhood was surrounded by poverty and crime with many of his family members spending time incarcerated. Throughout his life, Kinzel has utilized his lived experience and academic training to improve public safety in various communities. He will be talking in depth about how collectively we can break the culture of violence in our society.