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Faculty Members Lecture at University for a Day

October 18, 2017

Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, and Adam Pratt, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, spoke at the Schemel Forum's University for a Day lecture series last month. You can see their lectures, as well as other Scranton faculty and guest lectures, in the playlist here and below.

The Highs & Lows of Crime and Justice in the US: Reforming the Practice of Criminal Justice

Michael Jenkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology/Criminal Justice, The University of Scranton
Many US cities are experiencing their all-time low crime rates. High imprisonment rates,
‘get-tough’ policies and increasing police patrols are a few reasons scholars posit to explain
the reduction. This lecture gives an overview of recent reforms and offers an analysis of how
today’s unique political context will affect future criminal justice practice.

Andrew Jackson, the Constitution and the Presidency
Adam Pratt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, The University of Scranton
Since January 2017 when President Trump placed a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval
Office, his supporters lavished praise on our seventh president while Trump detractors
defamed him. How accurate are either of these portrayals? The talk will examine how
Jackson approached the presidency and the Constitution and consider what it mean
for a 21st century president to appropriate his legacy.

For more information about the University of a Day lecture series: http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/schemel/uforaday.shtml

For more information about the Schemel Forum: http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/schemel/index.shtml

 

Andrew Jackson, the Constitution and the Presidency

The Highs and Lows of Crime and Justice in the US: Reforming the Practice of Criminal Justice

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