Nick Hardwick to deliver Drummond Hunter Lecture

Nick Hardwick to deliver Drummond Hunter Lecture

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 18:00

Nick Hardwick

HARD CASES – How should we manage prisoners whose offences and behaviour we abhor?

It is easy for prison reformers to focus on that part of the prison population who are serving short sentences for relatively minor offences (although that is not to underestimate the harm these may cause) and/or those whose multiple disadvantages – mental health problems, abuse and trauma for example – explain if not excuse their offence. But what about those prisoners who have committed offences we abhor or whose behaviour in prison continues to cause harm both behind the walls and in the outside community? This lecture will use lessons from recent controversies in the prison and parole systems in England and Wales to discuss how human rights standards should apply to these prisoners while they are in prison and consider the ethical and practical challenges in deciding whether they can be released on parole.

Nick Hardwick Is Professor of Criminal Justice at the Royal Holloway Univeristy of London. He has been Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales, where he was also head of the Parole Board.

This event will he held in central Edinburgh, venue TBA. This will be a ticketed event, though will be free to HLS members.
Details on ticket prices will be announced shortly.





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