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Penal reform in the UK

In this podcast Martin Partington talks to Frances Crook, Chief Executive of the Howard League. Does penal policy in the UK operate in a more ‘punitive’ way than other European countries (including the former Eastern-bloc)? Frances makes a passionate defence of the current probation service and deplores the current Government’s approach to reform of the service.

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Martin Partington CBE is Emeritus Professor of Law, Bristol University. He was Law Commissioner for five years, and has been a member of numerous committees and bodies working within the English Legal System. He is the author of Introduction to the English Legal System which is published annually. He has previously recorded a podcast with Richard Susskind.

Frances Crook OBE is the Chris Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform. The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers.

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