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The Howard League for Penal Reform has a strong and long history of working alongside the academic and research communities. A guiding principle of our work has been to develop new ideas and understanding of the consequences of changes and innovations in the penal system.

Publications: Intelligent Justice and Out of Place

International conference

Justice and Penal Reform: Re-shaping the penal landscape

This conference formed part of the symposium What is Justice? Re-imagining penal policy which is charged with generating intellectual debate that can act as a springboard to contest the conventional role of the penal system, ultimately promoting a new, achievable paradigm that will deliver a reduced role for the penal system while maintaining public confidence, fewer victims of crime and safer communities.

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