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A Presumption against imprisonment: social order and social values

On 3 July 2014, the British Academy hosted an invitation-only Policy Forum to discuss the issues of crime and punishment and why we seem to be unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment. 

The discussion was centred around the British Academy report, A Presumption Against Imprisonment: Social Order and Social Values (click link to download report), which explores the reasons behind the high prison population in the UK. Delegates debated how why and how we should try to reduce both the number of people we imprison, and the length of time for which many are imprisoned. 

Delegates :
Professor Andrew Ashworth, University of Oxford
Sir Alan Beith, Justice Select Committee
Ryan Coetzee, Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
Rowena Collins Rice, Attorney General's Office
Professor Antony Duff, University of Stirling
David Faulkner, University of Oxford
Richard Garside, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Penelope Gibbs, Transform Justice
Charlotte Grace National Crime Agency
Dr Nic Groombridge, St Mary’s University
David Hatcher, UKTI Defence and Security Organisation
Lin Hinnigan, Youth Justice Board
Dr Robin Jackson, The British Academy
Vishal Jalota, The British Academy
Professor Elena Larrauri, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Juliet Lyon, Prison Reform Trust
Jamiesha Majevadia, The British Academy
Debbie Malyon, National Crime Agency
Tim Morgan, Government Equalities Office
Jessica Morris, Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics and Political Science
Weiran Ni, Cabinet Office
Ailbhe O'Loughlin, London School of Economics and Political Science
Nigel Patrick, Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
Professor Jill Peay, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Elaine Player, King's College, London
Lord Ramsbotham, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales
Professor Julian Roberts, University of Oxford
Dr Jonathan Rogers, University College London
Simon Ruda, Cabinet Office
Diana Symonds, Ministry of Justice
Dr Ben Warner, Ministry of Justice
Professor Kate Warner, University of Tasmania

On 3 July 2014, the British Academy hosted an invitation-only Policy Forum to discuss the issues of crime and punishment and why we seem to be unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment.

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