Robina Institute Annual Conference

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

American Exceptionalism in Crime & Punishment

Date and Time

Past Event


Mondale Hall, Room 25

Thank you for joining the Robina Institute on Thursday, April 25, 2013, for the 2013 annual conference, "American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment." View a recording of the event's "American Imprisonment from a Canadian Perspective: Exceptionalism or Optimism?" presentation by Anthony Doob and Cheryl Webster below.

The term “American exceptionalism” describes the tendency for U.S. 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 examined the case of American exceptionalism and will compare U.S. criminal justice policies with those in other developed nations. The conference aimed to develop proposals for how the U.S. system might be reformed moving forward.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

6.5 standard CLE credits for attorneys were approved by the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education office.



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