Crime and Punishment Workshop

John Pratt, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Penal Excess and Penal Exceptionalism: Contrasts in Punishment between Anglophone and Scandinavian Societies

Date: 
Wed, 11/10/2010
Location: 
6:30 PM
Event Category: 
Workshop
Audience: 
By Invitation Only

The Crime and Punishment workshop draws together an interdisciplinary group of scholars-- from sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, and law-- to discuss a range of topics related to crime, delinquency, social control, and the philosophy and politics of punishment. The workshop meets approximately once a month on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 (dinner will be served). Meetings will alternate in format, including a mixture of lectures by visiting faculty, presentations by internal faculty and graduate students, and discussions of “half-baked” research ideas.

The session on November 10 will feature Professor John Pratt, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, to discuss "Penal Excess and Penal Exceptionalism:  Contrasts in Punishment between Anglophone and Scandinavian Societies."

If you would like to be included, e-mail Devah Pager at pager@princeton.edu.  Also mention in your e-mail if you are interested in presenting preliminary or polished work during the semester.