Robert Ferguson discusses Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment

February 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Inferno: An Anatomy of American PunishmentStop in on Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm for a discussion with author and professor, Robert Ferguson, on his new book Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment.

In his book, Robert Ferguson, a distinguished law professor, diagnoses all parts of a now massive, out-of-control punishment regime. He reveals the veiled pleasure behind the impulse to punish (which confuses our thinking about the purpose of punishment), explains why over time all punishment regimes impose greater levels of punishment than originally intended, and traces a disturbing gap between our ability to quantify pain and the precision with which penalties are handed down.

 

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