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Faces of Addiction -- 5/17 Daypass -- Criminal Sentencing and Casualties Of The War On Drugs
Hon. Donald E. Shelton was a Circuit Judge in Ann Arbor, MI for 25 years, presiding over felony criminal cases, as well as civil and juvenile matters. He is currently the Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at the University of Michigan (UM), Dearborn. Dr. Shelton received his law degree from UM, his master’s degree from EMU, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has authored several texts and professional articles and is a regular presenter at national conferences on criminal justice and forensic science evidence. Speaker’s Synopsis: 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? We discuss how judges decide criminal sentences and how politicians control those sentencing decisions. We discuss the impact of the “War on Drugs”, the fact that more than ½ 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.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 05/17/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED