Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, March 5, 2012

Prosecutor to share work, teaching experiences Tuesday

Sheboygan County assistant district attorney Mary Wagner will discuss her experiences as a prosecutor and college lecturer at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, March 6, at noon in the school's conference room. Her talk is called "Women, Crime and Justice: A Prosecutor's Learning Curve."

Wagner taught the "Women, Crime and Justice" for the Justice Department at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee in spring 2011.

Wagner will discuss her career and why she went to law school "I will cover what a prosecutor does and why I absolutely love the job," she says. "Then I'll get into describing what an eye-opening experience teaching this class has been. It doesn't change the way I do my job, but it gave me a great deal more understanding of the things that are outside my control as a prosecutor. Working on individual cases in court or at my desk, I had never given a second thought to things like statistical patterns of offending, or the family and social pressures that often keep a domestic violence victim from ever calling police for help, or the effect of apportionment of resources for job training and mental health treatment in prisons."