Analysing the 2008 Carter Review of Prisons
In June CCJS collaborated with the Institute for Criminal Policy Research and the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College to hold a symposium to examine the findings of Lord Carter's Review of Prisons, published in December 2007. The event was attended by a select group of senior civil servants, academics and voluntary sector representatives. The presentations were as follows:
- The Purpose and role of imprisonment in the 21st century Professor Nicola Lacey, London School of Economics
- Explaining the rise in the prison population - Professor Carol Hedderman, University of Leicester
- Will a Sentencing Commission make a difference? - Professor Mike Hough, King's College London,
- The operation and impact of `Titan' prisons - Dr. Alison Liebling, Cambridge Institute for Criminology
- Making the Prison Service efficient - costs and implications - Sanjiv Sachdev, Principal Lecturer, Kingston Business School
- Where next - strategies for reducing the prison population - Professor Rod Morgan, University of Bristol and LSE
Each of the presentations is being published in a book by Policy Press in autumn 2008.
A separate briefing paper based on the presentation by Professor Carol Hedderman examining the recent rise in the prison population will be published by CCJS in July 2008.