Festival of Ideas: Can We Break the Cycle of Crime and Punishment? (Free)

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Can We Break the Cycle of Crime and Punishment?
Sue Mountstevens and Andy Marsh

Wed 19 April 2017, 18:30-19:45
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building
Free but booking required

Crime levels are currently falling, but more and more crime is being committed by the same people. These repeat offenders frequently share common characteristics, including mental health issues, substance misuse, previous victimisation and homelessness. As almost half of all adults leaving prison are reconvicted within a year, the same criminals are endlessly recycled through the courts, prison and community sentences, creating new victims of crime and extra costs to society.

Is the system broken and can we move away from this ‘break and fix’ model? In this first annual Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner and Chief Constable lecture and debate, Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will explore punishing offenders, protecting the public, reducing reoffending and creating more effective collaboration to ensure that all agencies are working together to address better these issues. Chief Constable Andy Marsh will discuss the constabulary’s future of crime research work and how the use of ‘big data’ can help to identify patterns in the way criminals behave and to prevent the crime happening in the first place.

In association with University of Bristol.

To ensure we can include as many audience questions as possible on the night, we are collecting them at time of booking.

This event is free, but booking is required. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any online booking queries.

We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of 'no shows' at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Please make sure to arrive before the advertised start time to take your seat/s.

The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all. The Great Hall in the Wills Memorial Building has a loop system and is accessible to wheelchair users. For more information about accessing the venue, check here. If you have specific access concerns, please do contact us with any questions.

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University of Bristol

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BS8 1RJ

United Kingdom

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