January 31, 2013
Facts and Fiction About Islam in Prison
Facts & Fictions about Islam in Prison: Assessing Prisoner Radicalization in Post-9/11 America, Jan 31
Join Professor SpearIt from Saint Louis University School of Law on January 31 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Sullivan Hall Room C5 to learn more about this fascinating topic!
Open to: All students, faculty, staff, alum, and community members
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 31, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Registration Process & Cost: N/A, just show up.
Contact: For more information, contact Patricia Sully (email@example.com)
The Access to Justice Institute and student chapter of the National Lawyers Guild are pleased to invite you to hear Professor SpearIt discuss prisoner radicalization in the post-9/11 era. Using ethnographic data, Professor SpearIt will shows how Muslims have been characterized as a threat to national security, particularly, due to foreign jihadist connections. These assertions, however, are false alarms-neither extremist violence nor foreign infiltration has materialized in any meaningful way; the discussion will conclude by considering social and penal policies for keeping it this way.
Professor SpearIt joined the SLU LAW faculty in 2010, bringing extensive teaching experience, including certification in college and university teaching. Previously he served as a teaching assistant at Harvard University, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of California, Berkeley. In addition, SpearIt taught undergraduate courses for several years at the Law & Society Program at UC Santa Barbara, including Criminal Justice, Social Theory & Law, God Behind Bars, and Law & Society. As a law student, he taught undergraduates in addition to teaching inmates for two semesters for the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison.
SpearIt's research and scholarship concentrates on criminal justice, paying particular attention to sentencing and corrections. Most recently his work has appeared in the Michigan State Law Review, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Columbia Journal of Race & Law, as well as Praeger Security International, ABC-CLIO, and SAGE publications.