This panel explores modern crime and punishment, and how institutional and social forces have shaped the ideas around discipline and control. In pursuing the goal of social order, theories surrounding policing and incarceration have had to contend with social conditions, both contingent and structural. The importance of the carceral state to modern America only heightens the stakes of understanding criminological and penological ideas in the broader setting of
intellectual, political, and social history.
Join a diverse group of historians in discussion! Panelists include Thomas Dumm (Amherst College), Brittany Arsiniega (Furman University), Anthony Gregory (Brown University), Brendan Dooley (Mount St. Mary’s University), and Beverly Gage (Yale University).