Font Size

Notice body

Kelli Thompson, from the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts, will be a guest speaker for Science Café, which is sponsored by the College of Sciences and Mathematics and Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium.

Thompson's presentation, "Is Orange Really the New Black? Social Science and Juvenile Justice," will take place at Mama Mocha's on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. According to Thompson, justice-involved youth represent one of the most vulnerable among us with up to 90 percent having experienced some form of lifetime traumatic event and up to 70% having a diagnosed mental health disorder. So how does society achieve justice while also maintaining its humanity for the individual? Can juveniles who have been convicted of serious crimes during adolescence truly be “rehabilitated” or are they simply adult criminals in the making? Thompson will explore these tough questions during August’s Science Café.

The AU Science Café and Science Pub offers an opportunity to sit down and talk about new and exciting science and technology with scientists in our community, all the while relaxing in a great local food and drink venue. The event is free and open to all of the public. No science background is required, and no question is too silly to ask!