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The secret penal system: a panel discussion of benefits and sanctioning in...
Tue 30 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
In 2013, the number of financial penalties imposed on benefits claimants by the Department of Work and Pensions exceeded the number of fines imposed by courts. Our panellists will consider the impact of this ‘secret penal system’, which lacks the checks and balances of the mainstream criminal justice system. They will also consider what powers the Scottish Parliament has to mitigate the impact of these sanctions on benefit claimants in Scotland.
Dr Kirstein Rummery, Professor of Social Policy, University of Stirling
Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland
Dr David Webster, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies), University of Glasgow
Dr Sarah Armstrong, Director, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
This event is co-sponsored by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.
Photo courtesy of Brian Turner.
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Sir Charles Wilson Building (lecture theatre)
University of Glasgow
1 University Avenue