SCCJR 9th Annual Lecture: ‘What is Wrong with Penal Populism?’

By Professor David Garland (New York University)

This 2015 SCCJR lecture, ‘What is Wrong with Penal Populism?’ considers the proper role of public opinion, penal expertise and political leadership in the shaping of criminal justice policy.

Biog: David Garland, FRSE, FBA is the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University and a Professorial Fellow at Edinburgh University School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and taught there from 1979 to 1997. Garland is the author of Punishment and Welfare (1985); Punishment and Modern Society (1990); The Culture of Control (2001) and Peculiar Institution (2010). His most recent book, The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction, will be published by Oxford University Press early in 2016.

Booking: The lecture will commence at 6.00pm with a post-lecture buffet starting around 7.15 pm. Due to high demand, booking for this event is now closed.