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2016

January 2016

The European Group has never been only for Europeans, but today counts members from throughout the world. This has also led to debates on whether one should keep the adjective European. Irrespective, we believe the adjective should invite to reflections on: what does it today mean to have a distinct…

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February 2016

In this month’s newsletter David Scott argue convincingly that we need a new language to address abolitionism, the language of structural violence, of state violence. The essence of imprisonment is exactly this, making it a more precise language. You can download the newsletter here

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March 2016

The deadline for submitting papers to the EG conference 2016 in Braga is approaching – March 31. As a warm-up for the conference Snorri Arnason has in this number of the newsletter elaborated on lessons to be learned from the Islandic experience of the Banking crisis in 2008. You can…

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April 2016

In the April newsletter we celebrate the first publication of the European Group’s own journal: ‘Justice, Power and Resistance: The Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social control’. The European Group April newsletter can be downloaded here. 

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May 2016

This newsletter is dedicated to the memory of the Italian critical criminologist Massimo Pavarini (1947-2015) and the Venezuelan critical criminologist Lolita Aniyar de Castro (1937-2015), people who through their work and teaching have influenced generations of critical scholars  You can download the newsletter here

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June 2016

We are looking forward to the new book “Emancipatory Politics and Praxis: An anthology of essays written for the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, 2013-16” from David Scott with Emma Bell, Joanna Gilmore, Helen Gosling, J M Moore and Faith Spear. The book will be…

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July 2016

When the report “Drug Users in Prison: Norway’s experience and Bulgaria’s challenges” was released in Sofia, Bulgaria, this year, Hedda Giertsen gave a lecture on her findings for the report – the situation for drug users in Norwegian prisons. This July newsletter, which you can find here, brings you Giertsen’s lecture. 

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August 2016

Warming up to the conference we have in this Newsletter an excellent investigation about what people think about punishment and about why we punish. Nina Padmanabhan in the article “Punishment, Just Because” provides clear suggestions and solid evidence that “old-school” critical criminological thoughts are still indeed very valid when discussing…

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September/October 2016

In this newsletter you will find an article by David Scott on prisons as well as the annual conference report, this time from Braga, Portugal. You can download the Newsletter here.  

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November 2016

To address the ever more pressing and harmful development of the prison industry we present in this newsletter Daniel Achutti, Raffaella Pallamolla and Fabricio Pontin’s article about the increasing prison population in Brazil, soon to outnumber one of the world leaders in that regard, the USA. They paint a picture…

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December 2016

The title of our annual conference in 2017 is Uncovering Harms: States, Corporations and Organizations as Criminals. The December newsletter is dedicated to this topic through the focus on deaths and the accountability of states. You can find the newsletter here.

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