|BGSU lecture to look at role of citizenry in justice|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 11:28|
The U.S. is the world champion in incarceration, with a greater percentage of its citizenry behind bars than any other nation. Dr. Albert Dzur, a professor of political science and philosophy at Bowling Green State University, rejects the conventional wisdom that blames fearful citizens and demagogue politicians for the situation. In his upcoming Distinguished Faculty Lecture, Dzur will discuss "Wicked Problems, Repellent Institutions and an Absentee Public: Public Democracy in America."
Dzur decries criminal justice institutions that hinder public awareness of the moral complexity, harmful effects, and deeply biased implementation of punishment. He will discuss, as remedies, the potential for citizen action and reflection within a revitalized jury system, restorative justice programs, and community policing.
The lecture is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and is free and open to the public.
A reception will follow.
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