The crime of punishment

The crime of punishment In 1931, Margaret Wilson writes The Crime of Punishment, a fierce and informed critique of the whole catalogue of punishment invented by humans, a critique of man-inflicted pain on earth. An American novelist with little interest on the matter of punishment, she married in 1923 George Douglas Turner, a Scotsman who served as prison governor of…

‘Socializing’ restorative justice: Reading Judge and Punish: The penal state on trial from and for a restorative perspective

‘Socializing’ restorative justice: Reading Judge and Punish: The penal state on trial from and for a restorative perspective  In Judge and Punish: The Penal state on trial, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, makes a compelling social critique of the criminal justice system[i]. An entirely legitimate undertaking according to de Lagasnerie, given that the state (and the law) are not immutable substances which…

RESTORATIVE UTOPIAS IN DYSTOPIAN TIMES?

RESTORATIVE UTOPIAS IN DYSTOPIAN TIMES? After more than 10 years of working on various aspects of restorative justice, I am embarking on a new and exciting research journey. The Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO) has granted me a 3 years research grant to continue working on a project that explores in-depth the shaping of restorative justice in European penal systems and policies….