Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

American Exceptionalism in Crime & Punishment

Robina Annual Conference

American Exceptionalism in Crime & Punishment

12:00pm University of Minnesota Law School

The term “American exceptionalism” desribes the tendency for US policies to diverge sharply from other Western countries.  Building on the research of speakers Nicola Lacey and David Soskice, both of Oxford University, the conference will examine the case of American exceptionalism and will compare US criminal justice policies with those in other developed nations.  The conference aims to develop proposals for how the US system might be reformed moving forward.

  • Dirk van Zyl Smit
  • Anthony Doob
  • Mark Haase
  • Tapio Lappi-Seppala
  • Lecture Hall
  • Lisa Miller
  • Kevin Reitz
  • Randolph Roth
  • James Forman Jr.
  • Audience Member

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) Credits

Application for 6.5 Continuing Legal Education credits is pending. 

Full Video of Conference Available Below

American Imprisonment from a Canadian Perspective

American Imprisonment from a Canadian Perspective: Exceptionalism or Optimism?

Anthony Doob

Making the State Pay

Making the State Pay: Violent Victimization, Democratic Politics, and Criminal Punishment in Comparative Perspective

Lisa Miller

American Exceptionalism in Homicide Near Lethal Violence and Revenge

American Exceptionalism in Homicide, Near-Lethal Violence, and Revenge

Randolph Roth

Race Crime Punishment and Local Democracy

Race, Crime, Punishment, and Local Democracy: Marijuana Decriminalization in Washington, D.C.

James Forman, Jr

American Exceptionalism and Penal Severity Elsewhere in the Industrialized World

American Exceptionalism and Penal Severity Elsewhere in the Industrialized World

Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

American Exceptionalism in Parole Release Supervision

American Exceptionalism in Parole Release Supervision

Dirk van Zyl Smit and Alessandro Corda

Why are the Truly Disadvantaged American - when the Brits are bad enough

Why are the Truly Disadvantaged American
(when the Brits are bad enough…)?

Nicola Lacey and David Soskice

Directions and Amenities

HOTEL                                             

Discounted hotel accommodations are available at the Hotel Minneapolis Metrodome located across the street from the conference location. To access the University of Minnesota rate please call  612-333-4646.  NOTE: Holiday Inn Metrodome will be under renovation during this event as it transitions to a Courtyard by Marriot.  If you have questions about the extent of the renovations please call the Holiday Inn Metrodome and they can tell you what to expect

Robina also recommends Aloft Hotel and The Depot Minneapolis for your stay during the conference.  These fine hotels are a short walk or brief cab ride away from the conference location. 

PARKING & DIRECTIONS             

Directions to Mondale Hall and parking information are available here.

Contact

If you have additional questions please email us at robina@umn.edu or call (612) 626-6600.