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David Garland

 Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University

David Garland is the author of award-winning books such as Punishment and Modern Society (1990); The Culture of Control (2001); and Peculiar Institution: America’s Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (2010). He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, the American Society of Criminology awarded him the Edwin H. Sutherland Prize for outstanding contributions to theory and research. His current work focuses on comparative explanations of America’s distinctive use of punishment and on the genealogy of the idea of the ‘welfare state.’ His most recent book is The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction (2016).

David joined us for our virtual Roundtable convening “Examining Justice Reform and the Social Contract in the United States: Implications for Justice Policy and Practice.”

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