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Sentencing and Punishment


Gavin Dingwall

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

This stream aims to highlight issues and debates in sentencing and punishment, with regard to both adults and minors. Contributions about jurisdictions other than England and Wales would be very welcome. The following issues serve purely as examples of the kind of topics that would be relevant: public perceptions of sentencing; the role of prior convictions; equality and impact as sentencing principles; the work of YOTs; early intervention in youth justice; strategies for reducing the use of custody; the impact of imprisonment on prisoners’ families; research on community punishments; the ‘New Penology’; and conflicts between risk management and other aims of sentencing.

The stream convenors are keen to promote an opportunity for participants to receive valuable feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Many of the previous papers in this stream have subsequently been published in peer-reviewed journals in Law and Criminology.

We look forward to hearing from you and very much hope that you will take part in what has always proved to be an interesting and diverse stream.

If you have any questions please contact Gavin Dingwall at the e-mail above

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences S0.13

Session Title:

Papers: 'Challenging Harm as Normatively Definitive of Criminal Punishment: What's the harm in punishment?' - Helen Brown Coverdale

'Proportionality and Previous Convictions: Striking a balance' - Gary Betts

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Sciences S0.13

Session Title:

Papers: 'Consuming Identities: Karsten Kaltoft, obesity and the criminal construction of the addict' - Simon Flacks

Wednesday: Session 6: Social Sciences 0.20

Session Title: (Joint with Criminal Law and Criminal Justice) Professor David Ormerod, Law Commissioner