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Comparative Penology

Institute of Criminology

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COMPEN Conference 2019

On June 13th-14th 2019, we hosted a conference at the University of Agder, Norway with the general theme ‘Punishment and imprisonment in the Nordic countries’. You can find the programme and slides from the conference.

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Conferences & Events

Please find the latest events and conferences, with the latest information about the research team's inputs

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Blog page where the research team and guests can contribute short articles relating to our research

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logo The Comparative Penology Group is led by Dr Ben Crewe and his research team who, since 2016, have been working on a five-year project titled: 'Penal policymaking and the prisoner experience: a comparative analysis'.

The research is based in England & Wales, and Norway, and involves four inter-related studies of (a) penal policymaking and the penal field (b) the experience of entry into and release from custody (c) the daily experiences of female prisoners and imprisoned sex offenders, and (d) prisoners in the most secure parts of each jurisdiction's prison system.

This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC).