September 10, 2018

Upcoming lecture The Power, Promise and Peril of Law: A Discussion of Law on the Books and Law in Action as it Relates to Prison Rape will explore questions regarding the efficacy of law and its promise to protect the rights of society’s most vulnerable.

The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, in Susquehanna University’s Faylor Lecture Hall in Fisher Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers are Julie Abbate, national advocacy director of Just Detention Center (JDI), a health and human rights organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse in all forms of detention, and Valerie Jenness, professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine.

This lecture is sponsored by Susquehanna’s Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society. The Adams Center helps students explore issues at the intersection of the law and society, bringing to campus well-regarded legal scholars who examine the criminal justice system and other related matters.