Congratulations to CJC member Anastasia Chamberlen on winning the British Society of Criminology Book Award 2019
Anastasia Chamberlen (Warwick Sociology) has been awarded the prestigious BSC Book Award for her book Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities and Lived Experiences in Women's Prisons.
Conference Call - ‘Punishment: Negotiating Society’ at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS-REMEP) has issued a call for papers for its upcoming conference titled ‘Punishment: Negotiating Society’. The conference shall be held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany on 14 – 16 February 2018. Professor John Pratt as the keynote speaker of the conference shall be speaking on “The end of penal populism; the rise of political populism?”
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 December 2017. Further details can be accessed here.
Book launch of Henrique Carvalho's ‘The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law’ (Oxford University Press) hosted by the CJC
The Criminal Justice Centre hosted the launching of Dr. Henrique Carvalho's book ‘The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law’ last Thursday, November 30, 2017. ‘The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law’, offers the latest addition to the Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice published by OUP (Oxford University Press). This new book seeks to understand where the impulse for prevention in criminal law comes from, and why this preventive dimension seems to be expanding in recent times. The series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence and encompassing both practical and theoretical works. The general idea of a ‘preventive turn’ in criminal law is a modern spate of new criminal offences that criminalise conduct that happens much earlier than the actual harm which they are trying to prevent.
The book launching ceremony was well attended by many members of the Law School family at Warwick and beyond. Professor Lucia Zedner (Oxford), Professor Peter Ramsay (LSE) and Professor Alan Norrie (Warwick) were present as discussants. The event concluded with a wine reception.
‘The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law’, a new book by Dr Henrique Carvalho, offers the latest addition to the Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice published by OUP (Oxford University Press).
This new book seeks to understand where the impulse for prevention in criminal law comes from, and why this preventive dimension seems to be expanding in recent times.
The series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence and encompassing both practical and theoretical works.
New Publication! 'Why punishment pleases: Punitive feelings in a world of hostile solidarity'
Henrique Carvalho and Anastasia Chamberlen's forthcoming publication on the motivation to punish in Punishment and Society is now available online at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1462474517699814
The argument advanced in this paper is that the motivation to punish relies on punishment producing a kind of solidarity that allows individuals to pursue emotional release together with a sense of belonging, without having to question or address why it is that they felt alienated and insecure in the first place. This raises the possibility that the reason why we believe punishment to be useful, and why we are motivated to punish, is because we derive pleasure from the utility of punishment. Simply stated, punishment pleases. It then analyses the relationship between punishment and solidarity to investigate why and how punishment pleases. We argue that the pleasure of punishment is directly linked to the specific kind of solidarity that punishment produces, which we call hostile solidarity. The paper explores the links between punishment and identity in order to examine the allure of hostile solidarity and then draws implications from this perspective and sets out an agenda for future research.