2nd International Criminal Justice Summer Course: workshop reports now available!

From the 3rd until the 6th of July 2018 the Criminal Justice Platform Europe organised the 2nd edition of the Criminal Justice Summer Course together with the Centre of Legal Studies and Specialised Training in Barcelona. The conference was attended by 56 participants from seventeen countries.

The aim of the Summer Course is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilisation and build new networks to improve services and practice in prison, probation and restorative justice. This years theme was radicalisation and violent extremism.

You can find the Workshop reports and presentations on the CEP website. 

A day in the life of a probation officer: Ligia Birdici

Is the day of a probation officer in Germany similar to the one of someone working in Romania? In the series ‘A day in the life of a probation officer’, we publish articles written by probation officers from different countries in Europe to see if their days look a like or are very different from each other. This article is written by Ligia Birdici, probation officer of the Arges Probation Service, Romania.

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Prof. Rob Canton delivers the 21st Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture

Rob Canton, Professor in Community and Criminal Justice at the De Montfort University in Leicester and CEP Honorary Member had the honour to deliver the 21st Annual Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture at the University of Cambridge on the 26th of June 2018.

The lecture was about his latest book “Why Punish?”. This book is an attempt to show the value of combining the insights of social sciences with those of philosophy in trying to understand punishment. Subtitled An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment, the book takes no particular philosophical position but is guided by a definition from the Harvard philosopher, Michael Sandel.

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RAN paper: ‘Protective and promotive factors building resilience against violent radicalisation’

In April 2018, the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) published the paper ‘Protective and promotive factors building resilience against violent radicalisation’. It identifies and explores how an understanding of protective factors can be of use when addressing risk, and can thereby contribute to the development of individual and societal resilience against extremism. The paper is written by Stijn Sieckelinck and Amy-Jane Gielen.

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