Crime and Punishment Workshop

Jeffrey Fagan, Columbia Law School

Tue, 02/21/2012
6:30 PM
Event Category: 
By Invitation Only

The Crime and Punishment workshop draws together an interdisciplinary group of scholars-- from sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, economics and law-- to discuss a range of topics related to crime, delinquency, social control, and the philosophy and politics of punishment.  Participants meet approximately once a month, on Tuesdays for dinner and discussion. Meetings will alternate in format, including a mixture of internal faculty presentations, "mini-presentations" by graduate students and others working through preliminary research ideas, lectures by visiting faculty, and discussions of recent published research.

The session on Tuesday, February 21 will feature Jeffrey Fagan, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, to discuss: "Policing as Unregulated Punishment."

Regular membership encouraged.  If you would like to be included, e-mail Devah Pager at

Jeffrey Fagan has taught a wide array of courses that include juvenile justice, criminal justice and criminology,  and drugs, law and policy. His current research examines community courts and community justice, social contagion of violence, deterrent effects of capital punishment, the jurisprudence of adolescent crime, crime control and social effects of mass incarceration, and perceptions of legitimacy of criminal law.