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Panel Discussion and Book Launch - Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory

The Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics is a research centre within the Institute, working to highlight ethical issues within criminology. Its recently-published edited book, Penal Censure, takes up issues in punishment theory that were first opened up in a 1976 book (Doing Justice) by the founder of the Centre, Professor Andreas von Hirsch, and in von Hirsch’s subsequent grounding of his proposed model of desert-based sentencing in the notion of penal censure. What, if any, kind of censure-based justification of punishment would fully satisfy the penal theorist? And, just as importantly, what are the dangers and costs of a conceptualisation of state punishment as deserved censure in a world without agreement on what our most fundamental values are?

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'The Right to Die?' A Panel Discussion on Assisted Dying

** 'The Right to Die?' A Panel Discussion on Assisted Dying - 18th March, 4:30-6:00pm, Institute of Criminology **

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The stains of imprisonment: Imprisonment for men convicted of sex offences

This seminar will present the findings of Alice’s PhD, an ethnographic study of a medium-security English prison for men convicted of sex offences. Sex offenders constitute a significant and growing proportion of the prison population - almost one in five sentenced adult men have been convicted of sex offences - but they have been consistently overlooked by prisonresearchers.

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Criminology, Philosophy and Christian Theology

Professor of Criminology, Edge Hill University, and author of ‘Philosophical Criminology’ (2016, Policy Press)

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