Comparative Penology and Nordic Exceptionalism Conference, 1-2 Feb 2018, University of Cambridge

Carceral geographers interested in the ways in which carceral spaces are ‘entered’ and ‘left’, the experiences of those in the ‘deepest’ reaches of carceral systems, and how the penal philosophies of England & Wales, and Norway translate into daily carceral experiences, won’t want to miss the COMPEN group’s forthcoming conference at the University of Cambridge (1-2 Feb 2018).


The Comparative Penology Group is led by Dr Ben Crewe and his research team who, since 2016, have been working on a five-year project titled: ‘Penal policymaking and the prisoner experience: a comparative analysis’. The research is based inand involves four inter-related studies of (a) penal policymaking and the penal field (b) the experience of entry into and release from custody (c) the daily experiences of female prisoners and imprisoned sex offenders, and (d) prisoners in the most secure parts of each jurisdiction’s prison system. This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). This conference is a milestone for the project with its international and comparative focus but also offers the opportunity to meet many other experts in the field. The programme is available here.

Registration for the conference is OPEN and costs £140 which includes lunch and coffee as well as a dinner at Peterhouse College on the 1 Feb 2018. Book by contacting .