Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Trip to UPenn

I spent last night in Philadelphia guest lecturing at the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology. I've been lucky enough to be asked to do this for the past couple of years and its always good fun. First, you get to meet notable scholars in the field (this year, I had a chance to spend time with John MacDonald and Bill Laufer). You also get to interact with dozens of sharp UPenn law and criminology students, who ask you hard questions about how courts should respond to domestic violence and what you think about Hawaii's HOPE program. Although Laurie Robinson has left to serve in the Justice Department, it still feels like UPenn is a place of real ferment in criminal justice.