Full programme announced for ‘The Society of Captives Today’ Leicester conference – book now!

Published in 1958, Gresham Sykes’ The Society of Captives has become regarded as the ‘cornerstone’ of prison sociology, with an unrivalled influence on the discipline. This conference marks the 60th anniversary of this classic text and seeks to critically assess the continued relevance of Sykes’ seminal work to contemporary penal scholarship.

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College Court, University of Leicester

Image result for society of captivesTaking place across two days – 27-28 June 2018, at College Court at the University of Leicester, this conference brings together many of the key thinkers on prison social systems, compliance and resistance, custodial regimes, dignity, and hyperincarceration, from the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Western and Northern Europe.

View the full programme for the conference here http://www.crim.cam.ac.uk/download/60th_Anniversary_of_Sykes_Conference.pdf Bookings can be made through the following page https://shop.le.ac.uk/product-catalogue/events-at-leicester/leicester-law-school/the-society-of-captives-today



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