James Jacobs, the Chief Justice Warren E. Burger Professor of Constitutional Law and the Courts and director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at the New York University School of Law, will present a series of lectures on the topic “Dissecting Gun Control” from Feb. 24 through March 1.
The series is sponsored by the Levitt Center, where Jacobs is a scholar-in-residence. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- “What Is the Problem for which Gun Control Is the Solution?”
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center
- “The 2nd and 14th Amendments and Gun Culture”
Thursday, Feb. 25, 4:15 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building
- “Gun Controls: Keeping Firearms out of the Hands of Dangerous Users”
Monday, Feb. 29, 4:15 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building
- “Good Guns and Bad Guns”
Tuesday, March 1, 4:15 p.m., Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building
Jacobs is the author of Can Gun Control Work?, and a co-author of Hate Crime: Criminal Law and Identity Politics. He has published 15 books and more than 100 articles on topics such as prisons and imprisonment, drunk driving, corruption and its control, hate crime, gun control, organized crime and diverse criminal record-related issues.
His most recent book The Eternal Criminal Record (2014), for which he was awarded a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship, is a wide-ranging examination of the evolution of the criminal record system and its consequences for criminal justice and social stratification.