Oct. 27, 1994
Vol. 14, No. 5

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    'Crime, Punishment and Mental Health'

    Conference in honor of Norval Morris to feature his proteges A conference in honor of Norval Morris, the Julius Kreeger Professor Emeritus in the Law School, will be held at the Law School on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Titled "Crime, Punishment and Mental Health: Soundings for the 21st Century," the conference will feature distinguished legal scholars and practitioners who are proteges of Morris or have been greatly influenced by his work.

    The event is sponsored by the Law School Center for Studies in Criminal Justice. The sessions are free and open to the public.

    The conference will open at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, with the session "Prisons in Society," moderated by Stephen Schulhofer, the Frank and Bernice Greenberg Professor in the Law School and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice. Panelists will include Kathleen Hawk, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Howard Peters III, director of the Illinois Department of Corrections. The second session, "Crime and Mental Illness," will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Albert Alschuler, the Wilson-Dickinson Professor in the Law School.

    The conference will continue at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, with "Sentencing and Punishment," moderated by Margaret Rosenheim, the Helen Ross Professor in the School of Social Service Administration. The final session, "Soundings for the 21st Century," will be moderated by Morris and will begin at 10:30 a.m. Panelists will include Michael Tonry, professor at the University of Minnesota and co-author with Morris of Between Prison and Probation (1990) and Modern Policing (1992), and Franklin Zimring, professor at Berkeley and director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute. Tonry and Zimring, along with Schulhofer, organized the event.

    Morris has been a University faculty member since 1964. From 1975 to 1978, he was Dean of the Law School. Prior to coming to Chicago, he was on the faculty of the London School of Economics.

    Morris has written extensively on the criminal-justice system. His most recent book is The Brothel Boy and Other Parables of the Law (1992). He also has served on numerous federal and state government commissions as well as on a variety of academic councils.

    For a complete list of panelists and individual topics, call 702-9493.