In Executing Freedom, Daniel LaChance explores how the revival of the death penalty in the 1970s and its overwhelming popularity in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s was part of a larger story about freedom in the United States since World War II.
Daniel LaChance is an Assistant Professor of History and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Law and the Humanities at Emory University. His work examines the sources, meaning, and effects of the “punitive turn” in the United States, the ratcheting up of incarceration and other forms of harsh punishment in the late 20th century.
This event is presented by UCI’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, the Department of History, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.
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by March 2, 2017.