Origins & Alternatives of Criminal Justice

July 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Georgia-Pacific Center

133 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303


Between the ongoing war on drugs and our unparalleled rate of mass incarceration, many Americans recognize the need for criminal justice reform.

However, few people understand how and why government policies have evolved over time to bring us to where we are today. Even fewer are aware of viable alternatives to the current system.

Join the Center for the Study of Liberty and America’s Future Foundation for a morning of discussion about these topics with others in the local community.

Our two speakers, Dr. Chris Surprenant, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans and Adam Bates, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, will transform how you think about criminal justice.

By providing you with new ideas to consider, we hope you’ll leave the event stimulated to learn more and equipped to have thoughtful conversations with others.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact with any questions.

8:45 AM – Registration and breakfast
9:15 AM – Welcome
9:30 AM – The Violence Inherent in Drug Prohibition, Adam Bates
11:00 AM – The Ethics of Punishment: Mass Incarceration and its Alternatives, Dr. Chris Surprenant
12:15 PM – Concluding Remarks
12:30 PM – Lunch

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