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Mass Incarceration and Violence: Are We Over-Punishing Violent Offenders?
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The King’s College has partnered with Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education to discuss whether or not we are over-punishing violent offenders.
Nearly 2.3 million men and women are currently incarcerated in America’s jails and prisons, 88% of which are in state prisons. According recent data, approximately 53% of all state prisoners are in prison for violent offenses. Reducing prison populations in the future will require that we reconceptualize why and how we prosecute violence.
Join us at the Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus on Thursday, October 12 to hear an exclusive conversation among America’s leading criminal justice professors—Douglas Husak, Professor of Philosophy and Law at Rutgers University and Barry Latzer is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY—on the facts of the national prison population and new solutions for prosecuting and sentencing violent offenders.