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Jennifer Murphy: The Enduring Stigma of Drug Addiction

  • Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. (map)

In her study “Illness or Deviance?” Jennifer Murphy, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Berks, investigates society’s various perspectives on addiction. She will speak about the myriad ways American courts handle addiction—incarcerating some drug users while putting others in treatment. This event is part of Eastern State Penitentiary’s ongoing Searchlight Series, which takes place the first Tuesday of every month.