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Lunch with the Expert Featuring Professor Hadar Aviram
September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Prof. Hadar Aviram for a discussion of her recent book Yesterday’s Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole (University of California Press, 2020.) Relying on 50 years’ worth of parole transcript hearings, interviews, and archival materials, the book tells the story of California’s approach to extreme punishment through the example of the Manson Family cases–a story that has important implications as to the COVID-19 disaster in California prisons.
Hadar Aviram is the Thomas Miller Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. She holds law and criminology degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley, where she studied as a Fulbright Fellow and a Regents Intern. Professor Aviram specializes in criminal justice and civil rights from a socio-legal perspective. Her previous books are Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment (UC Press, 2015) and the edited collection The Legal Process and the Promise of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2019.) Professor Aviram has published on domestic violence, behavioral perspectives on policing, prosecutorial and defense behavior, unconventional family units, public trust in the police, correctional policy, criminal justice budget policy, and the history of female crime and punishment. She served as President of the Western Society of Criminology and as a Trustee of the Law and Society Association and is currently the book review editor of the Law & Society Review. One of the leading voices in California and nationwide against mass incarceration, Professor Aviram is a frequent media commentator on politics, immigration, criminal justice policy, civil rights, the Trump Administration, and the Mueller Report. Most recently, Professor Aviram has been deeply involved in the struggle to provide relief to California’s prison population, which is being ravaged by COVID-19. Her popular blog covers crime and punishment in California.
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