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CE Lecture: Jonathan Simon

Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law, University of California, Berkeley

Rogers Chapel
Sponsored by:
Center for Ethics

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Jonathan Simon a Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law at the University of California, Berkeley. His research concerns the role of crime and criminal justice in governing contemporary societies, risk and the law, and the history of the interdisciplinary study of law.

Professor Simon is the author of three books. Poor Discipline: Parole and the Social Control of the Underclass was pubished by the University of Chicago Press (1993) and the winner of the American Sociological Association's sociology of law book prize (1994). Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear was published by Oxford University Press (2007) and the winner of the American Society of Criminology's Hindeland Award (2010). Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America was published by New Press (2014). Professor Simon's work has also appeared in top-rated journals such as the Journal of Law and Society, the Yale Law Journal, and the California Law Review.


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