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Test of plutonium fission bomb, Nevada, 1951. Troops observed 6 miles from ground zero before conducting maneuvers.
Norval Morris
Professor Emeritus of Law & Criminology, University of Chicago

"Whatever Happened to Prison Reform?"
Special Events

Wed., Apr. 3, 2002, 7:30pm
Location: Unity Temple, Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO
The Hall Center, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, announces the second annual series of talks under the general title Whatever Happened To?? Speakers will address subjects or ideas that seemed vital to the 20th century, but are now struggling to stay the course. For the exact spin each speaker gives to the question, you will simply have to attend the talks.

Norval Morris was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Following service in the Australian army during World War II, he completed his LLB and LLM degrees at Melbourne University. In 1949, he received a PhD in law and criminology and was appointed to the faculty of law at the London School of Economics. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1964. Professor Morris is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has written extensively on the criminal justice system, his latest books including Between Prison and Probation (1990) and The Oxford History of the Prison (1995) with David Rothman.

This event is free and open to the public.

April 3, 2002
7:30 p.m.
Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO

Other related events:
Norval Morris Colloquium: "Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island and the Roots of Modern Prison Reform"
David Rothman, "Whatever Happened to Human Experimentation?"
Walter Bgoya, "Whatever Happened to the Cold War?"
William Staples, "Whatever Happened to Privacy?"
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