Guest Lecturer To Talk On "Confronting Animal Abuse"

September 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Piers Beirne, Ph.D., Professor of Criminology and Legal Studies at the University of Southern Maine will give a talk titled “Confronting Animal Abuse” on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.

Beirne is an international expert on animals, animal abuse, and the law, and has taught criminology and sociology in England and Ireland, as well as the United States.  His published books include Issues in Green Criminology (2007, edited with Nigel South, Willan Publishing), an edited 6-volume reprint series, The Chicago School of Criminology 1914-1945 (2006, Routledge), Confronting Animal Abuse: Reflections on Law, Cruelty and Speciesism (2009, Rowman and Littlefield), and Criminology (2010, fifth edition, with Jim Messerschmidt, Oxford University Press) In 1997, Beirne was the founding co-editor of the journal Theoretical Criminology.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies and made possible through partial funding from the Division of Student Affairs. Admission is free and open to the public.