Doran Larson
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Doran Larson, the Walcott-Bartlett Chair of Ethics and Christian Evidences, presented a paper at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium on June 19. “The Prison Writer as Witness: Introducing the American Prison Writing Archive” was part of a session on “Studies on prison and inmates.”

Larson’s presentation followed tours of prisons in Iceland and a two-week, half-credit course in which he and Frank Anechiarico, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, guided 12 Hamilton students on tours of Swedish prisons and through interviews with prison officials, judges, police and politicians.

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