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“Does prison work?” SW London Humanists’ Annual Public Lecture

October 2 @ 19:30 - 21:30

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote: “The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons.” Our Annual Lecture focuses on a subject many prefer to ignore: prisons and the way we treat criminals.
Professor Francis Pakes looks at prisons in England and Wales and provides a comparison with the way prisoners are treated in the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland. What can we learn?

An international authority on criminal justice Professor Francis Pakes is Professor in Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He studied psychology in Groningen (the Netherlands) and received his PhD from Leiden University in the Netherlands). He joined the University of Portsmouth in 1998. Francis has a keen interest in comparative criminal justice and the role of globalisation and shaping criminal justice across the globe.

7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
The event is free and open to everyone, but we will ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover the costs (students aren’t expected to donate).


October 2
19:30 - 21:30
Event Category:


SW London Humanists UK | Humanism SW London Richmond England


John Galsworthy Building (Room PRJG001)
Kingston University
Kingston, GB
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