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Monday 23 April 2018

Community Justice Portal 10th Annual Public Lecture: "Paying for Justice: Prison and Probation in an Age of Austerity"

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Thursday 23rd May 2013, 18:00 - 19:45

Cantor Lecture Theatre

City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University


The Community Justice Portal 10th Annual Public Lecture will be given by Rob Allen.

With the Coalition Government promising both a new generation of prisons and a radical overhaul of community supervision, the lecture will examine how new systems of funding and organisation are likely to impact on the management of offenders.  While plans to use  savings from reduced costs to expand the supervision of short term prisoners could be seen as a form of justice reinvestment,  Rob will argue that an opportunity is being missed for a more fundamental recalibration of  punishment which would see a much more significant proportion of the prison budget used more productively.


Rob's lecture will follow the No Offence 'Payment by Results' conference, which is being hosted by the Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University on 23rd May 2013. Further details on this conference can be found on the No Offence Website:


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About Rob Allen

Rob Allen is an independent researcher and co-founder of Justice and Prisons ( Rob was director of the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS) at King’s College London from 2005 until 2010 and was a member of the Youth Justice Boardfrom 1998 to 2006. He chaired CLINKS from 2005-10 and was an adviser to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee from 2007 to 2010. He has written widely on youth and criminal justice in the UK and abroad. Publications include: From Punishment to Problem Solving (2006), Justice Reinvestment- A New Approach to Crime and Justice (2007), Last Resort – Exploring the Reduction in Child Imprisonment (2011) and Alternatives to Prison in East Africa –Trends and Challenges (2012). Rob  has a regular blog on UK criminal justice policy at



 Detail    Time
Registration, pre-lecture drinks and canapés
Cantor Atrium, City Campus
18:00 - 18:30 
Portal Lecture
Cantor Atrium, City Campus          
18:30 - 19:45
Close 19:45


For directions to the City Campus of Sheffield Hallam University please click here. 

If you have any queries about the Community Justice Portal 10th Annual Public Lecture, please contact 0114 225 5725 or email

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