The Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series will host their next discussion, "Child Pornography Sentencing and Demographic Data: Reforming Through Research," from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in room 144 in McGannon Hall.
The lecture will be presented by SpearIt, J.D., Ph.D., assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Law and will survey demographic data on child pornography offenders and considers implications for sentencing reform.
The talk will also discuss how public and political panic about child pornography evolved within a growing fear of the internet itself, and draw on the data to showcase a vast difference between the type of offender Congress intended to punish and those being punished.
SpearIt teaches corrections, sentencing and criminal law at SLU School of Law. In addition to researching and writing on issues in American criminal justice, he has taught inmates at San Quentin State Prison.
All are invited to attend the lecture. Bring a lunch; refreshments will be provided.