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Criminal Sentencing and Mass Incarceration: Is 'Law and Order' Back in Session(s)?
Our prisons are overflowing and the costs in human and monetary terms are enormous. How and why have we sentenced the over 2.2 million adults currently in our prison systems? This class discusses how judges decide criminal sentences and how politicians control those sentencing decisions. After 8 years of attempting to reduce our prison populations, has the new attorney general signaled a return to the mass incarceration resulting from the “War on Drugs”? We discuss the fact that more than half of all federal prisoners are serving sentences for drug offenses, and the huge proportion of drug-related offenders in our state prisons. Alternative approaches to drug abuse are discussed. The Hon. Donald E. Shelton directs the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at UM-Dearborn.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 12/13/2017
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Shelton Donald
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED