Sentencing and Punishment

Gavin Dingwall

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 convenor is 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.

I 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.

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

The deadline for submissions is Monday 18th January 2016.