Amidst a renewal of abolitionist dialogues, the field of criminology has begun to turn its attention to a range of alternative justice mechanisms. However, academia remains somewhat detached from contemporary efforts to advance and interrogate the objectives of abolitionism. Seeking to reconcile this separation, this discussion group aims to provide a collaborative space for scholars, practitioners and activists to explore, suggest, develop and reckon with a broad range of abolitionist imaginaries and praxis.

The Discussion Group will meet on Tuesdays alternating with the Southernising Criminology Group, with discussions taking the form of a presentation delivered by a guest speaker followed by an audience-led Q&A.  For further information, please subscribe to our mailing list.