Punishment book launch

Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? What purposes should punishment serve? These questions and many others will be addressed in this roundtable discussion celebrating the launch of Punishment by Thom Brooks.

Panel members include:

Lord Parekh FBA (chair), Labour Peer and former Chair of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain

Frances Crook OBE, Executive Director of the Howard League for Penal Reform

Baroness Stern CBE, Crossbench Peer and former Director of NACRO

Thom Brooks, author of Punishment and Reader in Law at Durham University


Attendance is free, but spaces are limited. Please register (subject heading “book launch”) to thom.brooks@durham.ac.uk

Further information about the event is here: http://thombrooks.info/index_files/Page948.htm

Further information about the book is here: http://thombrooks.info/index_files/Punishment.pdf

The Publisher’s website is here: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415431828/