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What is Justice? – Conference Podcasts

These are audio recordings of the plenary presentations

This international two-day conference, which was held in on 1–2 October at Keble College, Oxford brought together a wide range of people to debate and consider questions posed by asking ‘What is Justice?’.

Delegates came from all over the world, from different academic disciplines and practice. The What is Justice? symposium continues, utilising the ideas coming out of the conference in an attempt to move now from theory to practice.

Session one – What is Justice?

Bettany Hughes: Prehistoric justice

Professor Nicola Lacey: Rethinking justice: Penal policy beyond punishment

Professor Fergus McNeill: What (good) is criminal justice?

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 Session two – Local participation

Professor Albert Dzur: Public institutions for participatory criminal justice

Professor Danny Dorling: How where you live determines what crimes you commit

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Professor Monika Płatek: How to avoid miracles? Overcoming barriers to local participation in the criminal justice system

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Session three – The role of the state

Professor Thomas Mathiesen: The rule of law under pressure

Professor Vanessa Barker: The state and penal reform: The role of incorporation, participation and trust

Professor Steve Tombs: The relentless construction of the powerless state: trends in ‘social regulation’ in the UK

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Professor Sonja Snacken: Punishment, legitimacy and fundamental values

Session four – Social justice

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Social justice in action

Will Hutton: Justice as fairness – re-imaginging modern capitalism

Professor Matt Matravers: Re-imaginging penal policy and the problem of social justice

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC: Justice is more than the law

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