Risk and Vulnerability in Prison Populations: a Global Crisis
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)
- Jamie Bennett, Working Therapeutically with High-Risk Prisoners
- Bill Bowring, Time to Re-Evaluate What We Expect of Prisons
- Andrew Coyle
- Alison Liebling, Prisons as Moral Climates
- Monica Lloyd, Risk and Vulnerability in Prison Populations
- David Maguire
- Dirk Van Zyl Smit, Life Imprisonment and Human Driven Reform
Organiser: Catherine Heard, Director ICPR World Prison Research Programme
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 email@example.com
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.
This Colloquium is supported by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research,