February 25, 2019

Master class

with Tony Platt

This master class, presented by Tony Platt, will take place on Monday February 25th from 4PM to 7PM at pavillon Lionel-Groulx, local to be confirmed.

Tony Platt proposes to lead a discussion on the state of criminology, emphasizing the importance of historical and comparative perspectives.

This master class is a unique opportunity for students to discuss with Tony Platt the state of criminology and talk about their current research projects.

Students interested in participating in this discussion are encouraged to confirm their attendance at genevieve.riou@umontreal.ca by Monday, February 25, 12:00. Drinks and snacks will be offered to participants.

The discussion will take place in English.


Tony Platt, a criminologist and sociologist, is the author of twelve books and 150 essays and articles dealing with issues of criminal justice, race, inequality, and social justice in American history. He taught at the University of Chicago, University of California (Berkeley), and California State Universities. He is currently a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States (St. Martin’s Press). His first book, The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (University of Chicago, 1969) is still in print in a new edition (Rutgers University Press, 2009). His longtime experience as a public intellectual and activist informs his work.

His recent book, Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States, is available at the UdeM social sciences bookshop (Pavillon Jean-Brillant).


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