Crime and Punishment Workshop

Arie Friedberg, Monash University

Wed, 10/28/2009
4:30 PM
Event Category: 
By Invitation Only

The Crime and Punishment workshop draws together an interdisciplinary group of scholars-- from sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, and law-- to discuss a range of topics related to crime, delinquency, social control, and the philosophy and politics of punishment. Participants meet approximately four times per semester (roughly once a month) 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.  Regular membership encouraged.

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

Our second session will feature Professor Arie Freiberg,  Dean of the Faculty Law at Monash University (Australia), to discuss "Non-Adversarial Sentencing".

Dean Freidberg's particular areas of expertise are sentencing and the administration of criminal justice. He has been a Visiting Professor at Tel Aviv University and has served as a consultant to the Federal, Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian governments on sentencing matters as well as the Australian and South African Law Reform Commissions.  In 2002 he completed a major review of sentencing for the Victorian Attorney-General published as Pathways to Justice (Department of Justice, 2002).  In July 2004 he was appointed Chair of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, and is currently a member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration. 

Freiberg has around 120 publications in areas such as sentencing, confiscation of proceeds of crime, tax compliance, corporate crime, juries, juvenile justice, sanctions, victimology, superannuation fraud, trust in criminal justice, commercial confidentiality in corrections, dangerous offenders, the role of emotion in criminal justice, drug courts, problem-oriented courts and non-adversarial justice. His major books are Sentencing: State and Federal Law in Victoria 2nd ed (with Richard Fox, OUP, 1999), Sentencing Reform and Penal Change: The Victorian Experience (with Stuart Ross, Federation Press, 1999), Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy (ed with Karen Gelb, Hawkins Press, 2008) and Non-Adversarial Justice (with Michael King, Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams, Federation Press, 2009).