Episode 50 – Prison Abolition: Decarceration and Transformation

7 – Criminology Matters – In this podcast co-host Gillian talks to Professor Phil Scraton about the harms of imprisonment and prison abolition.

This entails an examination of issues of decarceration – decreasing existing rates of criminalisation and imprisonment. They also discuss the transformative justice dimensions of prison abolition, which sees building of community responses to harms that occur in society, putting in place the building blocks for transformative social change.

Phil’s work can be found here: https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/phil-scraton/publications/

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