While at  Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Toronto (June 7-10), learn about new titles in Law and Society or Criminology and Criminal Justice by attending sessions featuring UC Press authors listed below. #LSACA18  #LSA2018

And save 40% online with discount code 17E2829 on these and other titles. You can also request an exam copy to consider a book for an upcoming course.

Sessions Featuring UC Press Authors

Aaron Kupchik, author of The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment on Thursday, 6/7, 8:00am on Youth, Racism, and Criminal Justice

“Kupchik identifies the factors that have contributed to the over-policing of children in schools and offers sensible solutions for keeping children and schools safe. We are living at a time when fear and anxiety exert too much influence over our policies.”—Pedro A. Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles


Jody Lyneé Madeira, author of Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception, on Thursday, 6/7, 9:00am for an Author Meets Reader session

“This volume will provide guidance (and perhaps some solace) for those undergoing fertility treatment and their friends and relatives. It also adds new depth to our understanding of the concept of ‘informed consent’ and of the human capacity for decision-making in the face of often heartbreaking challenges.”  —June Carbone, University of Minnesota



Jordan T. Camp, author of  Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State on Friday, 6/8, 2:45pm  on Neoliberal Confinements

“Essential reading for anyone interested in race, neoliberalism, and social movements—mandatory for anyone interested in liberation.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams



Alison Mountz, coauthor with Jenna M. Loyd of Boats, Borders, and Bases: Race, the Cold War, and the Rise of Migration Detention in the United States on Friday, 6/8, 2:45pm on Immigration Detention Across Multiple National Contexts

“Greatly enriches our understanding of how the enormous U.S. border policing regime and (im)migrant confinement apparatus have arisen. Via sharp historical-geographical analysis, they powerfully illuminate the sordid intersection of militarism, racism, and national exclusion.” —Joseph Nevins, Vassar College


Jennifer Musto, author of Control and Protect:Collaboration, Carceral Protection, and Domestic Sex Trafficking in the United States on Saturday, 6/9, 12:45pm on the Crossroads of Law, Policy, and Reform

“Examining anti-sex trafficking initiatives both on the streets and online, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of responses to combatting human trafficking in the United States.”—Kerry Ward, Rice University


Jerry Flores, author of Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration on Sunday, 6/10, 10:00am on Mental Health as Proxy

“This book questions conventional knowledge about girls in detention and ultimately complicates the portrayal of racially gendered criminalization. It should be carefully examined by practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and students.”—Denise A. Segura, coeditor of Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands


And several of our other authors can be seen in multiple sessions:

Hadar Aviram, author of Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishmentis presenting throughout the week

“A valuable contribution to the literature on mass incarceration and is a must-read for those seeking explanations for the significant changes that have occurred in American corrections over the last 5 years.”Christine S. Scott-Hayward, Law & Society Review



Marjorie S. Zatz, coauthor with Nancy Rodriguez of Dreams and Nightmares: Immigration Policy, Youth, and Families at several sessions

“Reaches out to people engaged in the front lines and pulls their perspectives and voices into the mix. This work presents information of such a range that almost all readers will find aspects that are new to them.”—David B. Thronson, Michigan State University College of Law



Joachim Savelsberg, author of Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur at two different sessions

“This research exhibits the systematic approach of a well-trained social scientist and will appeal not only to human rights scholars but also those considering the efficacy of international legal institutions as well as the role of the media, diplomacy and humanitarian organizations.”Law and Politics Book Review


Trevor Hoppe, author of Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness during multiple sessions

“Hoppe’s thorough and well-documented analysis explains how and why legislators, courts, public health officials, and police across the United States have ‘criminalized sickness’ in the case of HIV/AIDS. A wake-up call about the dangers of punitive approaches to stopping the spread of disease.”—Steven Epstein, author of Impure Science and Inclusion


Keith Guzik, author of Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico’s War on Crime in two sessions

“This book rethinks the idea of surveillance. I very much welcome the focus on the relationships between technologies, authorities, and those who are governed within their purview.”—Louise Amoore, author of The Politics of Possibility, Durham University