A Pound of Flesh
Alexes Harris, Sociology, University of Washington
Harris will discuss her book, A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor, where she presents her research about the contemporary relationships between the United States' systems of social control and inequality and specifically, the expansion of and use of monetary sanctions as a criminal sentencing tool. Monetary sanctions are a type of criminal sentence imposed by state superior courts nationally, and include fines, fees, costs, interest, surcharges, and restitution.
Co-Sponsored by: the Departments of Political Science; Psychology and Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy.
Photo credit: Stacie Youngblood
Book signing and Reception to follow