Sociology public lecture by Professor Uggen, University of Minnesota, April 23rd
Sociology | March 04, 2014
The Sociology Department is please to announce the upcoming talk by Dr. Chris Uggen, Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota. See e.g., http://www.soc.umn.edu/people/uggen_c.html
Title of talk:
From Petty Crimes to Epic Records: Crime, Punishment, and American Inequality
Contemporary criminology provides compelling evidence that the dis-tinction between “criminal” and “non-criminal” is largely a matter of time. Yet crime discourse and policy are still rooted in the notion of criminality as an immutable individual characteristic. This talk contrasts the fluidity in criminal behavior with the growing stickiness of criminal labels, drawing from an experimental study of low-level criminal rec-ords, demographic analysis of the population bearing such records, and their spillover effects on health care and other institutions. After sum-marizing key U.S. policy interventions on stigmatization and crime, I con-clude by introducing a new study of restorative alternatives in a much different social context.
Wednesday, April 23rd, at 3:30pm
All are welcome to attend!