Risk and Vulnerability in Prison Populations: a Global Crisis

Starts 21 October 2016 - 11:00
Finishes 21 October 2016 - 16:00
Venue Room 101, 30 Russell Square, Birkbeck, University of London, WC1B 5DQ
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Risk and Vulnerability in Prison Populations: a Global Crisis
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in collaboration with the Institute for Criminal Policy Research

What are the social, legal, ethical and political questions arising from how prisons treat their most vulnerable and high risk prisoners? The vast majority of the world’s 11 million prisoners cannot be described as ‘dangerous’, but a minority pose serious risks to themselves, other prisoners, staff, or the wider community. How should prisons respond to those risks?

This colloquium brings a cross-disciplinary perspective to a subject usually dominated by criminal justice and law reform strategies.

Speakers & Presentations
(Click on the links below to view the presentation that accompanied the talk)

Organiser: Catherine Heard, Director ICPR World Prison Research Programme

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Read Catherine Heard's blog on Risk and vulnerability in prison populations.

Read Carmel Kavanagh's reflections on the discussion at the Colloquium

This event is open to all, but places are limited. Registration and payment are essential
£35 Standard | £25 Birkbeck Staff | £15 All Students & Unwaged

If you cannot afford the fee, please get in touch with the BISR Manager, Madisson Brown, on bisr@bbk.ac.uk

This event forms part of ICPR's new World Prison Research Programme, which undertakes comparative, policy oriented research on prisons and the use of imprisonment.

ICPR carries out multi-disciplinary research into all aspects of crime and justice.

For comprehensive data on the world’s prison systems, visit the World Prison Brief website.

This Colloquium is supported by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, a hub for the dissemination and discussion of social research in London and beyond.