Farber also brings M.S. in criminology from the
The staff was struggling with new regulations that restricted dispensing medication to patients who refused it. Consequently, when patients became unruly, nurses began to feel trapped—and often tried to regain control of patients by administering sedatives by injection.
“The staff exhibited the same approach as police patrolling a bad neighborhood,” says Farber. “They’d had little say in the new regulations and felt handcuffed by them.”
Farber wants to begin her career in litigation, but eventually plans to focus on criminal justice issues. She hopes to help create community courts and drug courts with input from both civil libertarians and those with a more recidivist approach to crime.
“The stakes are high,” she says, “and that motivates me.”