Lula in Prison: A pathway to justice reform?

Last week Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, aka ‘Lula’, ex-president of Brazil, was found guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to nine years and six months in prison. He has been...

25 July 2017

Violence and punishment in Brazil

I was recently invited to deliver a lecture on crime and punishment in Brazil at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. My exposition covered violence and mass incarceration, and how the war on...

6 March 2017

What's causing Brazil's prison massacres?

Last week incidents of extreme violence in a Central or South American prison again made the headlines – this time in the Amazonian region of Brazil. On 1 January, prisoners affiliated to...