Monday, January 09, 2012

"Punishment: Should we lock 'em up?"

Ideas on the 3rd Floor
IPPR North’s in-house programme of events on politics, culture and society

Punishment: Should we lock ‘em up?

Tuesday 24 January 2012, 5.30pm to 7pm
IPPR North Offices, central Newcastle (UK)

IPPR North would like to invite you to take part in Ideas on the 3rd Floor, an exciting new programme of in-house events on a wide range of topics within politics, culture and society designed to bring the freshest ideas and the most interesting thinkers to Newcastle for intelligent debate of some of today’s most pressing social challenges.

We would like to invite you to join Thom Brooks, Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy from Newcastle University, and Rick Muir, Associate Director of Public Services at IPPR, to discuss the concept of punishment – an area of increasing importance and concern to both citizens and politicians.

Thom will be talking about his soon to be published book on punishment. He will explore questions such as: how do we decide what should be crimes? How do we decide when someone is responsible for a crime? What should we do with criminals? Rick will respond to Thom’s argument and will explore how ‘justice reinvestment’ – which sees resources currently spent on incarcerating offenders in prison redirected into community-based alternatives that tackle the causes of crime – could more effectively rehabilitate offenders.

The event will be held on Tuesday 24 January 2012, 5.30pm to 7pm at the IPPR North offices in central Newcastle. The event is free and open to all but it is essential that you book your place as space is limited. Please email to book. Please feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues who you think may be interested in the event topic.

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