Wednesday, 8 February 2017
After Prison: Can we leave Imprisonment Behind?
The UK prison system is under unparalleled strain, and for many, is simply not working. Statistics from the Ministry of Justice (2016) show that in 2014 approximately 56,000 adult offenders were released, of whom 45.5% re-offended within one year.
This symposium is a direct response to these challenges. It offers researchers and academics a space to collaborate and reflect on current issues with incarceration in the UK and to consider a future system of punishment that is effective and humane for both the individual and society. We will discuss a diverse range of ideas including alternatives to imprisonment, re-offending rates, desistance, and even abolition.
This interdisciplinary event is provided free of charge to support the launch of CrimNet at the University of York.
Thursday, 11 May 2017 from 14:00 to 17:00
University of York
ReCCS Training Suite
YO10 5ZF Heslington
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