Speakers By Name|
Joseph Kennedy, J.D.
Joseph Kennedy is an Associate Professor at the School of Law where he supervises third year law students representing indigent clients in criminal cases. As a former public defender who practiced in criminal courts, Kennedy brings a well rounded perspective to topics of crime and punishment. A central point of his work is that the public imagines the crime problem to be far worse that it actually is, and he explores the relationship between crime fear and underlying anxieties about other social problems.
His talks also give perspective to our contemporary concerns about crime by relating them to recurring "moral panics" about crime earlier in the century.
· The War Against Drugs: A Historical Perspective
· Crime, Fear, and the Politics of Punishment