‘Inequality is receiving increasing attention from social scientists and policy-makers alike. Whilst criminal justice scholars have long recognised that levels of inequality correlate with rates of crime and punishment, the causal mechanisms underlying these correlations are less well understood. Building on recent comparative and historical research on the institutional, cultural and political-economic factors shaping crime and punishment, this conference aims to advance understanding of whether, and if so how and why, social and economic inequality influences levels and types of crime and punishment, and conversely the impact of different levels and types of crime and punishment on various forms of inequality.’
Date: 7th-8th December 2017, 9.30am-5.00pm
Location: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Charge: See website for details
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