‘This lecture will analyze the forms of penal power, the social uses to which they are put, and their connection to political institutions and social processes. Drawing examples from America’s penal system, the sociology of punishment has not adequately understood the relations between penal power and other forms of state power; or the place of criminal punishment in larger systems of social control and social integration. Rather than see the US case as an aberration, this lecture will argue that American penality helps us refine some of our basic assumptions about the place of punishment in modern societies.’
Date: 7th June 2016, 6.00-7.15pm
Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
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