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(In)Justice and the State - Radical Book Fair Event

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Assembly Roxy

2 Roxburgh Place

Edinburgh

EH8 9SU

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Prisons loom large on the edges of our society, but what if we were better off without them? In this panel we ask: what really is justice?

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Prisons have long become an integral but overlooked part of our society's fabric, the end point of a criminal justice system that has been proven to be flawed in many ways.

With prisons and criminal sentences having proven connection to the criminalisation of communities, racism and poverty, we have to ask if this really is "justice".

Our speakers will discuss everything from criminalisation to justice, punishment, and prison abolition!

Our speakers:

Aviah Sarah Day is a member of the East End branch of Sisters Uncut – a national, feminist direct action group fighting cuts to domestic violence services.She has recently completed her her PhD titled “Partnership and Power: Domestic Violence, the Women’s Sector and the Criminal Justice System”. She also has several years worth of experience in a range of front line domestic violence services. Aviah is currently researching and campaigning against the increased criminalization of survivors of domestic violence.

Carl Cattermole is a an award winning journalist, activist and author of the cult guide to UK prisons, now published by Penguin.

Kirstin Anderson has taught music in community centres, schools, universities and prisons for over seventeen years and is currently a lecturer in Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland. She is interested in the intersections of the creative arts, education and penology. Her research is published in journals including the International Journal of Community Music, The Prison Service Journal and the Howard Journal of Criminology.

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This event is part of Edinburgh's 23rd Independent & Radical Book Fair, which runs from the 14th-17th November 2019. Please follow the link for details of accessibility as well as the bookshop's safer spaces policy.

The Independent & Radical Book Fair is entirely run by Lighthouse- Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop and we receive no outside funding. To keep the event running in this spectacular and accessible space, and to make it as welcoming as possible, a third of all tickets are FREE, and the rest are by donation. Please give as generously as you can, either online or at the book fair!

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