Wednesday, June 7, 2006
On Monday, June 5, 2006, University of Chicago Law School Crim Prof Bernard E. Harcourt discussed his new book, Language of the Gun, with Steve Edwards on the program "848" on Chicago Public Radio.
In Language of the Gun, Professor Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-male correctional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies.
Professor Harcourt's scholarship focuses on issues of crime and punishment from an empirical and social theoretic perspective. His research intersects criminal law and procedure, police and punishment practices, political and social theory, and criminology. Click here to listen [Mark Godsey]