Video Details

Presented By: Prof Lisa Miller, Rutgers University USA

Length: 26:25

Published: 6th October 2021

Speaker: Professor Lisa Miller, Rutgers University USA

Title: “American Exceptionalism or Exceptionalism of the Americas? The Politics of Lethal Violence, Punishment and Inequality”

Lisa Miller is Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University. She is the author, among many other publications of The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016) and The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty and the Politics of Crime Control (Oxford University Press, 2008). You can find out more about Lisa here

This is the first in the ‘Social Analysis of Penality Across Boundaries – Workshop Series’ which has been organised in partnership between the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Crime (SCCJR) and the Society Program of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in Argentina.

This workshop series aims to bring together a wide range of current work from around the world on aspects of penal politics, policies, practices and institutions.

We hope to continue to expand the scope for comparative analysis of penal questions, and to stimulate cross-regional collaboration and exchange between scholars north and south.

This workshop series has been coordinated by by Prof. Richard Sparks (SCCJR), University of Edinburgh and Prof. Máximo Sozzo (UNL).


Globalisation, Harm and Social Justice
Crime, Violence and Inequality