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Minneapolis University

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
The Graduate Minneapolis, formerly Radisson
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
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Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Meeting Date: December 13, 2017

Eric janus, Professor, mitchell hamline school of law

When is prevention of harm harmful?

Sexual assault is harmful, and it affects a large proportion of our population.  But our state, and nation, have gone down a path of prevention that is, itself, harmful and misdirected.  Mr. Janus discuss and critique our current approaches to sexual violence prevention, and argue that they are founded on dangerous principles, misdirect scarce prevention resources, but are resistant to change because of political forces.

Eric Janus, J.D., is a professor of law and former president and dean at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He authored Failure to Protect: America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State (Cornell U Press 2006), along with numerous other publications about our sexual violence policy.  He is also a former legal aid lawyer, Peace Corps volunteer and graduate of Harvard Law School and Carleton College.

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615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis

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