Topic: Punishment without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps
the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal
Speaker: Alexandra Natapoff, UCI School of Law
Professor Alexandra Natapoff, JD, UCI School of Law. Professor Natapoff’s scholarship has won numerous awards, including a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 Law and Society Association Article Prize, and two Outstanding Scholarship Awards from the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Criminal Justice Section. Her new book,Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal (Basic Books, 2018), describes the powerful influence that misdemeanors exert over the entire U.S. criminal system. It was selected by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2018.
Professor Natapoff is also author of Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice (NYU Press) which won the ABA Silver Gavel Award Honorable Mention for Books; her original work on criminal informants has made her a nationally-recognized expert.
Cost: $20 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only.
Reserve, or call to cancel, by Sunday, June 16, 5:00 P.M.
Related to: LWVUS Position on Sentencing Policy