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Institute of Criminology

 

A Radzinowicz Symposium, 13/06/24 from 1pm

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This symposium, organized jointly by the Prisons Research Centre and the Centre for Penal Theory and Ethics, aims to bring empirical research to bear on questions of punishment theory and practice. By organizing a series of presentations around the question of whether we punish too much, we hope to build an evidence-driven case against excess. In doing so, and by drawing together an academic and practitioner audience, we also mark the appointment of our new Radzinowicz Fellow, Peter Dawson, former prison governor and Director of the Prison Reform Trust.

1pm

Welcome lunch

14.00-14.30

‘Punishment theory meets punishment practice’ – Professor Leo Zaibert (respondent Professor Nicky Padfield; Q&A)

14.30-15.00

 

‘Prisons, punishment and the problem of excessive suffering’ – Professor Alison Liebling (respondent Professor Niki Lacey; Q&A)

15.00-15.30

Refreshment break

15.30-16.00

‘Making a living from punishment: the implications for a workforce’ – Peter Dawson (respondent Tom Wheatley; Q&A)

16.00-16.30

‘Punitive excess and life sentences’ – Professor Ben Crewe (respondent Richard Vince; Q&A)

16.30-17.00

Comfort break

17.00-17.30

‘Do we punish too much… with respect to what?” – Professor Matt Matravers (respondent, Antony Duff; Q&A)

17.30-18.00

Panel discussion (including Nick Hardwick and others)

18.00

Reception

 

Date: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2024 - 13:00 to 18:00
Event location: 
Seminar Rooms B3 & B4, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge