Hadar Aviram on Progressive Punitivism
In this episode, Hadar Aviram, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, discusses her new article “Progressive Punitivism: Notes on the Use of Punitive Social Control to Advance Social Justice Ends." She explains the role of punitivism in American culture, the ways in which it is being deployed to address progressive social causes, and potential ramifications of our collective inability to imagine new ways to addressing seemingly intractable problems in our society. Aviram is on Twitter at @aviramh.
This episode was hosted by Guy Hamilton-Smith, Legal Fellow at the Sex Offense Litigation and Policy Resource Center at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Hamilton-Smith is on Twitter at @G_Padraic.