7th September 2021

The Social Analysis of Penality Across Boundaries

A new collaboration between the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and the Crime and Society Program of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina has been launched.

This workshop series aims to bring together a wide range of current work from around the world on aspects of penal politics, policies, practices and institutions.

We hope to continue to expand the scope for comparative analysis of penal questions, and to stimulate cross-regional collaboration and exchange between scholars north and south.

We hope thereby to build a mutually supportive community of researchers despite and because of their strikingly diverse situations.

All Welcome!

Coordination of the series has been provided by Prof. Richard Sparks (SCCJR) and Prof. Máximo Sozzo (UNL) and each will take place online.

Provisional Timetable 

First Workshop | 28 September, 16.00 BST:
Professor Lisa Miller, Rutgers University USA
“American Exceptionalism or Exceptionalism of the Americas? The Politics of Lethal Violence, Punishment and Inequality” – registration is now open for this event. 

Second Workshop | 19 October, 16.00 BST:
Professor José Angel Brandariz, University of A Coruña Spain
“Winter is coming? Exploring the north/south divide in terms of penal climate”.

Third Workshop | 16 November, 16.00 BST:
Professor David Santos Fonseca, Federal University of South Bahia, Brazil
“Between penal minimalism and punitive authoritarianism: Brazilian imprisonment policies and the dynamics of subnational variation”.

Fourth Workshop | 7 December, 16.00 BST:
Professor Ashely Rubin, University of Hawai’i USA
“The ‘Curious Eclipse’ of Carceral Ethnography in International Comparison: Trends Across the US, Canada, and the UK.”