Meeting January 28, 2016 Restoring Criminal Justice with Prof Jonathan Simon

Jonathan Simon Professor of Law

Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law

If Dignity Matters: Restoring Criminal Justice after the Era of Mass Incarceration
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Simon
School of Law, UC Berkeley
6:15 Networking
6:45 Dinner ($26)
7:15 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
Please RSVP

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley speaking on “If Dignity Matters: Restoring Criminal Justice after the Era of Mass Incarceration.” He is also Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society at UC Berkeley, and has authored three books, two of which have received awards from the American Sociological Association.

Professor Simon joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2003 and teaches criminal law, an advanced criminal law seminar on mass incarceration, sociology of law, and several classes in the undergraduate legal studies program. His scholarship concerns the role of crime and criminal justice in governing contemporary societies.

jonathan simon book mass incarcerationHis most recent books are Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America(New Press 2014), and The Sage Handbook of Punishment and Society (Sage 2013, edited with Richard Sparks). His past work includes two award winning monographs Poor Discipline: Parole and the Social Control of the Underclass (University of Chicago 1993), and Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear (Oxford University Press 2007). Professor Simon has served as the editor-in-chief of the journal, Punishment and Society, and is a reviewer for numerous law and society and criminology journals. He earned both his JD and his PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC Berkeley.

Please join us at 6:15 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.

Members & Invited Guests: $26
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs)
‘Presentation only” is available if we meet our required 25 person minimum: Free ($5 requested donation)

Please email Brodie Hilp that you are coming by Monday, January 25 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.

RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp, to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506