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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition


Wednesday, October 3, 2012
3:00 p.m.
East Wing, Room 120
Boston College Law School, Newton Campus

with David Garland,
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

speaker bio


Professor David W. Garland, widely considered one of the world's leading sociologists of crime and punishment, joined the New York University School of Law faculty in 1997. He was previously on the faculty of Edinburgh University's Law School, where he had taught since 1979, being appointed to a personal chair in 1992. At New York University School of Law , he also holds a joint appointment as professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches graduate classes in social theory and an undergraduate course in criminology. Read more about Professor Garland >>