Session 270: TC22 -> Roundtable: Punishment and Mass Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion on Crime, Policy and Politics
Time: 11:00AM to 12:30 PM on Thursday, November 14
Place: Grand Ballroom
Session Chair: Lisa L. Miller, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Jonathan Simon, University of Miami
The purpose of this roundtable is to bring together scholars from diverse backgrounds doing work in the area of crime control policy and law. In particular, we will focus on the legal and political processes that contribute to punitive policy responses to crime and to the high levels of incarceration in the U.S. We will also explore how punishment and mass incarceration in the U.S. may or may not influence such processes abroad. Each of the participants has conducted research on the political and legal processes that contribute to the development of public policy addressing crime. The roundtable consists of senior faculty who have been working in this area for some time, as well as junior researchers who have more recently come to this area of research. The roundtable format is conducive to general dfiscussions about the state of the research on crime policy, law and politics, as well as to more discreet discussions of current research projects. We hope to make analysis of the policy process a more visible component of ASC and to generate more interest among ASC scholars in developing theoretical and empirical understandings of crime policy.
Punishment and Mass Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion on Crime, Policy and Politics
by: Kathryn Beckett, University of Washington (Corresponding)
Lisa L. Miller, The Pennsylvania State University
Tim Newburn, London School of Economics
Jonathan Simon, University of Miami
Mona Lynch, San Jose State University

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