Justice In Prisons - Is It Working?

27 Apr 2018

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Location: The Garden Hall, St Mary's Church, Arthur Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7BP

Time: Friday 27th April at 7.30pm

Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology and Professorial Fellow of All Souls College. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which is Public Criminology co-authored with Richard Sparks. He has also edited many volumes and has published papers on policing, private security, public sensibilities towards crime, penal policy and culture, the politics of crime control and the public roles of criminology.

Ian is currently working on a project – termed A Better Politics of Crime, concerned with different dimensions of the relationship between crime control and democratic politics, The project includes a forthcoming book on Justice and Penal Reform. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Journal of Crime and Justice. He has previously served on the Editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology and Theoretical Criminology. He was a member of the Commission on English Prisons Today and now chairs the Research Advisory Group of the Howard League for Penal Reform.


He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Public Policy Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The South London Group of the Prisoners’ Education Trust is delighted that Professor Loader has agreed to present a talk on such an important and topical subject. He will focus on some of the problems in the current regime such as:

  • The State has a “duty of care” to those it detains, so why are the known negative effects of imprisonment tolerated rather than tackled? Why do deaths in custody seldom result in prosecutions or adequate redress? Why are prisons not designed to reduce the risks of self-harm?
  • Why are families’ campaigns to remedy penal abuses often met with recalcitrance or refusal?

Tickets are £20 for Adults and £8 for Students, to include wine and light refreshments. All proceeds will go to the work of Prisoners’ Education Trust in providing distance learning courses, advice and guidance for prisoners across England and Wales.

To apply for tickets please use the application form here or email events@prisonerseducation.org.uk.

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