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Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment: Space, Time and Politics

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Dr Leonidas Cheliotis, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Nicola Lacey CBE, FBA, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor David Soskice FBA, London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Sappho Xenakis, Birkbeck, University of London

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.

Speakers include:
Dr Vanessa Barker, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dr Alessandro De Giorgi, San Jose State University, USA
Dr Zelia Gallo, King's College London
Professor David Garland FBA, New York University, USA
Professor Conor Gearty FBA, London School of Economics
Professor Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr Manuel Iturralde, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Professor Susanne Karstedt, Griffith University, Australia
Professor Desmond King FBA, University of Oxford
Dr Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Finland
Professor Dario Melossi, University of Bologna, Italy
Professor Lisa Miller, Rutgers University, USA
Dr Coretta Phillips, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Lucinda Platt, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Bruce Western, Harvard University, USA
Professor Lucia Zedner FBA, University of Oxford

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Image credit:
Image: 'Confession in Prison' (oil on canvas)
Artist: Goya y Lucientes, Francisco Jose de (1746-1828)
Credit: Museo Provincial Arqueologico, Caceres, Spain / Bridgeman Images


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