Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Mandeep Dhami, PhD Biography

Title:
Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“Yes, I support the idea that prisoners should be allowed to vote. One of my reasons is that prison ‘is’ punishment and not ‘for’ punishment. Disenfranchisement is a collateral consequence of imprisonment which can have adverse effects for an individual as well as the political system.”

Email to ProCon.org, Apr. 16, 2007

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Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer in Criminology, University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2001-2006
  • Co-Editor (with D. R. Mandel), Journal of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy Special Issue on “Psychological Perspectives on Threats to Democracy,” 2005
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology, City University, UK, 2001
  • MA, Criminology, University of Leicester, UK, 1996
  • BSc, Psychology, Brunel University, UK, 1995
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Re-Enfranchised Felons Voting as a Bloc Subvert Laws Protecting Society?
  2. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?