Nick Hardwick delivered Drummond Hunter Lecture

Nick Hardwick delivered Drummond Hunter Lecture

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 18:00
West Court in ECA Main Building (Lauriston Place)

HLS was delighted to to welcome Professor Nick Hardwick to deliver our annual Drummond Hunter Memorial Lecture.

For those of you who were unable to attend, you can watch filmed excerpts:

Chapter One - Don't Duck the Hard Questions

Chapter Two - Short-Term Prisoners

Chapter Three - Human Rights for ALL Prisoners

Chapter Four - Background to the Worboys Case

Chapter Five - Worboys Case: The Parole Board

Chapter Six - Worboys Case: Role of the Victim

Chapter Seven - Worboys Case: Hearsay Evidence

Chapter Eight - Worboys Case: The Parole Board's Independence

Chapter Nine - More Prison Officers, Not More PAVA Spray

Chapter Ten - Removing Prisoners' Rights is Removing Rights From us All

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 uniquely placed to discuss this urgent issue for prison and parole policy. As well as being Professor of Criminal Justice at the Royal Holloway University of London, he has been Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales, where he was also head of the Parole Board until recently.

This was a ticketed event, though was free to HLS members.
Non-members £5
Student non-members £1.50

LOCATION: This event was held in West Court Room in the ECA Main Building,Lauriston Place
TIME: 18.00