American Exceptionalism in Crime & Punishment

April 25, 2013
2nd Annual Robina Conference

The term “American exceptionalism” desribes the tendency for US policies to diverge sharply from other Western countries.  Building on the research of speakers Nicola Lacey and David Soskice, both of Oxford University, the conference will examine the case of American exceptionalism and will compare US criminal justice policies with those in other developed nations.  The conference aims to develop proposals for how the US system might be reformed moving forward.

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AGENDA

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
American Imprisonment from a Canadian Perspective:
Exceptionalism or Optimism?
Anthony Doob
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Making the State Pay: Violent Victimization, Democratic Politics,
and Criminal Punishment in Comparative Perspective
Lisa Miller
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American Exceptionalism in Homicide, Near-Lethal Violence,
and Revenge
Randolph Roth
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Race, Crime, Punishment, and Local Democracy:
Marijuana Decriminalization in Washington, D.C.
James Forman, Jr
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American Exceptionalism and Penal Severity Elsewhere in the
Industrialized World
Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
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American Exceptionalism in Parole Release Supervision
Dirk van Zyl Smit and Alessandro Corda
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Why are the Truly Disadvantaged American
(when the Brits are bad enough…)?
Nicola Lacey and David Soskice
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