Alexes Harris: “A Pound of Flesh”

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Social Sciences Forum
Alexes Harris, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
“A Pound of Flesh”

Wednesday, March 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
University Center Lounge

Harris will discuss her book, A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor, in which she presents her research about the contemporary relationship between the United States’ systems of social control and inequality, and specifically the expansion of and use of monetary sanctions as a criminal sentencing tool. Monetary sanctions are a type of criminal sentence imposed by state superior courts nationally and include fines, fees, costs, interest, surcharges, and restitution.

Admission is free, and a book signing and reception will follow the talk.


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Co-sponsored by the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy.


Photo by Stacie Youngblood.

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