Adams Center Lecture: The Power, Promise and Peril of Law


Thursday, September 13, 2018


07:30 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.


Faylor Hall, in Fisher Hall

When does the law work as intended? When does it not? Why? And how can we deliver on the promise of law to protect the rights of the most vulnerable among us? These are a few of the larger themes addressed in the presentations and attendant discussion, "The Power, Promise and Peril of Law: A Discussion of Law on the Books and Law in Action as It Relates to Prison Rape." Julie Abbate is the national advocacy director for Just Detention International (JDI), a health and human rights organization devoted to ending sexual abuse in all forms of detention. Valerie Jenness is a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine.