Doing Justice to Mercy: Contemporary Problems and Prospects for Criminal Justice

April 12-13, 2002

Developed out of the Public Theology Workshop under the auspices of the Martin Marty Center, the objective of this conference is to contribute to the quality of public debate on current understandings of criminal justice by examining critically the role of justice and mercy at both theoretical and practical, domestic and international levels. To achieve this goal, conference organizers are inviting scholars from varying disciplines as well as practitioners and activists to stimulate capacious conversation. Confirmed conference participants so far include: Carol Steiker (Harvard Law School), Marc Mauer (The Sentencing Project), Mark Kline Taylor (Princeton Theological Seminary), David Little (Harvard University), Lois Livezey(McCormick Theological Seminary), Albert Alschuler (University of Chicago Law School), David Scheffer(United States Peace Institute), William Schweiker (University of Chicago Divinity School), and Kathryn Tanner(University of Chicago Divinity School). More details are forthcoming.