Chris Uggen - University of Minnesota
Crime, Politics, and Punishment in the Life Course: Spillovers and the Stickiness of Public Labels
Date: 10/08/2020 (Thu)
Time: 3:30pm- 5:00pm
Location: Seminar will be held on-site: ZOOM: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97156754513
Organizer: Scott Lynch
Meeting Schedule: Login or email the organizer to schedule a meeting.
All meetings will be held in the same location as the seminar unless otherwise noted.
11:00am - Open for students only, please add names: Christina Kamis, Jessie West
11:45am - Tyson Brown
12:15pm - OPEN
12:45pm - OPEN
1:15pm - Unavailable
1:30pm - Unavailable
2:00pm - Unavailable
2:30pm - Unavailable
3:00pm - Unavailable
3:30pm - Seminar Presentation (3:30pm to 5:00pm)
Additional Comments: Life course sociology and criminology provide compelling evidence that the distinction between “criminal” and “non-criminal” is largely a matter of time. Yet crime discourse and policy are still deeply rooted in the notion of criminality as an immutable characteristic. This talk contrasts the fluidity in criminal behavior with the growing stickiness of public labels, drawing from demographic analysis of changes in the population bearing such records and the spillover effects on U.S. politics (including the 2020 election), health care, and labor market institutions. I conclude by considering policy interventions tailored to specific life course stages (e.g., raise-the-age) and institutions (e.g., ban-the-box, compassionate release) amidst the call for more systemic change.