Chase Burton studies the role of culture and social context in the formation of theories of lawbreaking, desistance, punishment, and criminalistics. He is particularly interested in cases involving diminished capacity or other instances where social control institutions treat legal responsibility as attenuated in some way, such as juvenile courts or problem-solving courts. Chase completed both his law degree (JD) and his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, in Spring 2016 and Fall 2019, respectively. His doctoral dissertation was a social history of the ways in which literature and popular culture influenced developments in criminal law, criminology, and social control institutions in the United States.
Chase is currently preparing a book proposal based on his doctoral research and preparing to begin a new research project on the connections between migration, space, and punitiveness comparatively across the United States, the UK, and the Netherlands.
- Burton C.S. (2022), Review of: Thompson C.E. (2021) An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America, Punishment & Society : .
- Burton C.S. (14 September 2021), Police, panic, and fentanyl. Leiden Law Blog. Leiden: Leiden University [blog entry].
- Burton C.S. (2021), Nicole Rafter Routledge Key Thinkers in Criminology. London-New York: Routledge.
- Burton C.S. (3 November 2020), Donald Trump’s ‘law and order’ campaign: A tried and tested strategy. Leiden Law Blog [blog entry].
- Burton C.S. (28 May 2020), COVID-19: Prisons as Public Health Risks. Leiden Law Blog [blog entry].
- Burton C.S. (2019), Child Savers and Unchildlike Youth: Class, Race, and Juvenile Justice in the Early Twentieth Century, Law and Social Inquiry 44(4): 1251-1269.
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