Event: Crime and Punishment: a rehabilitation revolution or dangerous folly?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 11, 7pm at House of Commons, Committee Room 11The Ministry of Justice Structural Reform Plan published in July 2010 set out a commitment to introduce a 'rehabilitation revolution' and conduct a review of sentencing policy. A consultation entitled "Breaking the cycle: effective punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders" was then launched last December. The Ministry of Justice will respond to the consultation later this month ahead of the launch of a new Bill expected shortly afterwards.However, the Coalition's plans for justice reform have sparked controversy with opponents suggesting that a greater use of community punishments will put the public at far greater risk, and some suggesting that they are being driven primarily by a desire to save money.This event will provide a forum for discussion of the principles behind the planned justice reforms ahead of the publication of detailed proposals.More information here: http://www.bowgroup.org/news/crime-and-punishment-rehabilitation-revolut... book your place, please email office@bowgroup.org