Join me and my colleagues, fellow JSP graduates Ashley Rubin and Ming Hsu Chen, as well as fellow JSP graduate and moderator KT Albiston, to celebrate the publication of our respective books: Ashley's The Deviant Prison, Ming's Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, and my Yesterday's Monsters!
Join me, UCLA professor Sharon Dolovich, Ella Baker Center State Campaigner James King, and California Coalition of Women Prisoners' Jane Dorotik, for this important conversation!
Proceedings have begun in Marin County Superior Court against San Quentin State Prison and the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) for what one judge has called “the worst epidemiological disaster in California correctional history.” More than 300 individuals have filed ‘habeas corpus’ petitions, alleging the prison violated 8th Amendment protections against “cruel and unusual punishment” […]
Very chuffed to invite everyone to a wonderful book release party for Nomi Levenkron and Tamar Kricheli-Katz's new anthology in Hebrew Law and Policing. The event (in Hebrew) happens both in person and on Zoom (please RSVP here to get the link.) The program includes my talk about American influences on Israeli policing trends and […]
As part of the Association of Israel Studies Annual Meeting at Bar Ilan University, I'll present the paper, "'But What About Arab-on-Arab Crime?' A Comparative View on the Contradictions and Challenges of Addressing Intraethnic and Intraracial Violence", which applies perspectives from American Political Development (APD) to the understanding of intraracial crime comparisons between Israel and […]
Panel on innovations in criminal law! I'll be commenting on papers ranging from the politics of self defense to criminal responsibility of AI entities.
At the LSA Annual Meeting in Lisbon, I will be the discussant for a panel about the emotional toll of conducting research; in my remarks, I'll share some of the experiences of working on my forthcoming book FESTER and supporting people behind bars in their darkest hours.
Papers by criminologists and social historians on penal trends throughout the world. My comments will focus on the malleability of the "developed" and "developing" national dseignations.
"Watson, you know my methods," says Sherlock Holmes. But where did these methods come from? The 19th century was an era of immense excitement about scientific and methodological inventions, and these found their way into a nascent science of crime and forensics. It was a time of pioneering, but it also had a sinister side, […]
Join me at UC Berkeley's Center for the Study of Law & Society for a talk about my forthcoming book with Chad Goerzen, FESTER: Carceral Permeability and California's COVID-19 Correctional Disaster. Even against the backdrop of pandemic mismanagement in the United States, the COVID-19 disaster in California's prisons stands out as the worst medical prison […]