Friday 23 May 17:00 - Manor Road Building Lecture Theatre

Moving targets:  Reputational Risk, rights and accountability in punishment - Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat,

This lecture will comment on how institutional concerns about prevention, reputational risk and human rights have produced forms of accountability that facilitate persistent, systemic problems. A recent inquest into a death in custody is used to show how the current logics of rights compete with forms of preventative security used by prisons, and more generally criminal justice organizations to manage ‘incidents’ versus ‘individuals’.

 This Annual Public Lecture, an important event in the calendar of the Centre for Criminology, honours and celebrates the long and distinguished career of Professor Hood and his particular contribution to Oxford Criminology.