Professor Carissa Hessick has been invited to serve as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Dayton School of Law this week. In connection with that invitation, Professor Hessick will be giving a speech to law students, presenting a paper at a faculty workshop, and meeting with faculty and students at the University of Dayton Law School.
During the visit, Professor Hessick will also be participating in the school’s 2015 Honorable James J. Gilvary Symposium: Just Pictures? Recent Trends in Research and Sentencing in Child Pornography Cases. Professor Hessick will be speaking about what discretion judges have when sentencing defendants convicted of possessing child pornography. Other Gilvary Symposium participants include representatives from the Department of Justice and the United States Sentencing Commission, as well as faculty members from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Edinburgh. Additional information about the symposium can be found here »
Professor Hessick’s previous research on child pornography has been published in the Washington University Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter. She has also been quoted in both the New York Times and the Boston Globe on the topic. Professor Hessick is currently working on a book about child pornography, Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences, which will be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2016.