More God, Less Crime: A Leap of Faith or Matter of Fact?

Annual Princeton University Reunions Event

May 27, 2011
More God Less Crime brochure

Moderated by Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program at Princeton University; with Byron R. JohnsonDistinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, and author of More God, Less Crime: Why Faith Matters and How It Could Matter More; John J. DiIulio, Jr.Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; Beverly FrazierAssistant Professor in the Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and Reverend Eugene F. RiversPastor of the Azusa Christian Community in Dorchester Massachusetts

Religion can foster cooperation or foment strife, but does religion play a uniquely powerful and positive role when it comes to preventing crime and rehabilitating criminals?  In a major new book, noted Baylor criminologist Byron R. Johnson amasses evidence that it does--evidence that he argues has hitherto been ignored due in part to elite academia's secular biases.  Joining Johnson to discuss and debate this vital topic are John J. DiIulio, Jr., Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania; Beverly Frazier, Assistant Professor in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and Reverend Eugene F. Rivers, whose faith-based anti-crime program in Boston was featured on the cover of Newsweek.  The discussion will be moderated by Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University.

Video:

More God, Less Crime: A Leap of Faith or Matter of Fact?

Location:

Lewis Library 138

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  • Religion and crime panel
  • Religion and crime panel
  • Religion and crime panel