Richard Lippke, Senior Scholar in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois Bloomington, will be speaking on “Chronic Temptation, Self-Control, and Criminal Law” in the Vanderbilt Philosophy Department colloquium series this Friday, March 22, from 3:10-5pm in Furman Hall 109. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
Richard Lippke’s research focuses on philosophical issues raised by the criminal law and criminal procedure. He has written about such topics as felon disenfranchisement, prison labor, supermax confinement, and the preventive detention of dangerous offenders. He is the author of Rethinking Imprisonment (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Ethics of Plea Bargaining (Oxford University Press, 2011).