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

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?