August 2016

Warming up to the conference we have in this Newsletter an excellent investigation about what people think about punishment and about why we punish. Nina Padmanabhan in the article “Punishment, Just Because” provides clear suggestions and solid evidence that “old-school” critical criminological thoughts are still indeed very valid when discussing why we punish, why people think that we punish.


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Conference Programme

The latest short conference programme can be downloaded here (last updated 24.08.2016).


Please note that there will be a 5 EURO fee to attend the concer with Jose Afonso songs. You can find more information about this event here


July 2016

When the report "Drug Users in Prison: Norway’s experience and Bulgaria’s challenges" was released in Sofia, Bulgaria, this year, Hedda Giertsen gave a lecture on her findings for the report – the situation for drug users in Norwegian prisons.

June 2016

We are looking forward to the new book “Emancipatory Politics and Praxis: An anthology of essays written for the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 2013-16” from David Scott with Emma Bell, Joanna Gilmore, Helen Gosling, J M Moore and Faith Spear. The book will be released at the European Group annual conference in Braga in September.

While waiting for the release we offer you one of the chapters in the book in this month’s newsletter

May 2016

This newsletter is dedicated to the memory of the Italian critical criminologist Massimo Pavarini (1947-2015) and the Venezuelan critical criminologist Lolita Aniyar de Castro (1937-2015), people who through their work and teaching have influenced generations of critical scholars 

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April 2016

In the April newsletter we celebrate the first publication of the European Group’s own journal: ‘Justice, Power and Resistance: The Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social control’. The European Group April newsletter can be downloaded here

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March 2016

 The deadline for submitting papers to the EG conference 2016 in Braga is approaching – March 31. As a warm-up for the conference Snorri Arnason has in this number of the newsletter elaborated on lessons to be learned from the Islandic experience of the Banking crisis in 2008. You can upload the March issue here


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