Marquette University News Release

Marquette Law professors O’Hear, Franklin go “On the Issues” to discuss public attitudes on criminal sentencing

November 6, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

Marquette University Law School Professors Michael O’Hear and Charles Franklin will be the next guests for “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Nov. 14, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

O’Hear and Franklin will analyze the results of a recent Marquette Law School Poll that shows Wisconsin voters favor truth in sentencing — but also favor cost-effective sentencing that moves prisoners into less expensive forms of punishment when it is safe to do so. O’Hear, Franklin and Gousha will explore the origins of this tension and policy reforms that may help to resolve it.

O’Hear, a nationally recognized authority on criminal punishment, is an editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter and the author of numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on sentencing and criminal procedure. He joined the Marquette faculty in 2000, was the founding editor of the Marquette Law School Faculty Blog, and has served as the Law School’s first Associate Dean for Research since 2008.

Franklin has been the director of the Marquette Law School Poll since 2012. He joined the Marquette faculty on a full-time basis in August, becoming a professor of law and public policy in addition to his previous role as poll director.

Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year.

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

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