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Sociology Winter Colloquium

Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00-1:30 PM
4154 LSA Building Map
Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law
Who pays for the institutions of the criminal justice system – police, jails, courts, prisons – and how far does the law reach to make people “pay” for their crimes? In this analysis of state law in Illinois, we find that the neoliberal logics of personal responsibility and carceral expansion suffuse criminal laws, establishing the basis for transferring greater costs of government onto criminal defendants, offering little relief for poverty, and supporting severe additional penalties for unpaid debt.
Building: LSA Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Sociology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Sociology