Tue Feb 9, 2010
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom
Dr. James Jacobs
"Individual Criminal History Records: Puzzles and Dilemmas"
The College of Criminal Justice presents Dr. James B. Jacobs on February 9, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom. Dr. Jacobs holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago. His doctoral dissertation, Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society (1977), a classic in penology, is still assigned in classrooms around the country.
In 1982, after seven years as a faculty member at Cornell Law School, Professor Jacobs was recruited to New York University School of Law, where he was appointed Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice and where he now teaches a number of courses ranging from criminal procedure and juvenile justice to specialized seminars on the privatization of criminal justice and the war on drugs.
Since coming to NYU School of Law, Jacobs has convened the monthly Hoffinger Criminal Justice Colloquium, which brings together academics from diverse disciplines, criminal justice policy makers, researchers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and journalists with NYU criminal law faculty for public lectures and discussions on key criminal justice issues.
Jacobs has published 14 books and more than 100 articles on such topics as prisons and imprisonment, corruption and its control, hate crime, drug testing, and regulation of weaponry.
The lecture will be followed by an informal discussion in the Texas Room for doctoral students.