Crime & Punishment In Oregon

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

From prisons and youth correctional facilities to schools and county jails, we’re surrounded by institutions that punish. But why do we punish? Why is punishment sometimes sanctioned by the state? Critics of the “prison industrial complex” argue that our methods and scale of punishment are informed by profit, while tough-on-crime policymakers believe that punishment must be meaningful enough to prevent recidivism and ensure public safety. Are there other ways to punish that may be more effective, reasonable, or desirable? This is the focus of “Crime and Punishment in Oregon,” a free conversation with Monica Mueller. Registration Required.