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Jeffries: ‘Our gravest problem is how we treat the guilty’

Jeffries: ‘Our gravest problem is how we treat the guilty’

As an academic who studies the U.S. criminal justice system, John C. Jeffries warned Tuesday’s Amphitheater audience that his lecture wouldn’t be a happy one. But after three decades of examination, he believes the end to what he calls the “incarceration epidemic” is finally in sight.

Jeffries, the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, gave the second morning lecture on Week Six’s theme, “Crime and Punishment.”