John Pratt, Professor of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Anna Eriksson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University offer a unique contribution to the growing importance of comparative research in the history and sociology of punishment. This book will be of interest to those studying criminology, sociology, punishment, prison and penal policy as well as professionals working in prisons or in the area of penal policy across the six societies that feature in the book. The book will be launched by Professor Arie Freiberg who served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University between 2004 and 2012. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Criminology at the University of Melbourne in January of 1991, where he served as Head of the Department of Criminology between 1992 and 2002. In 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to law, particularly in the fields of criminology and reform related to sentencing, legal education and academic leadership.
Professor Freiberg’s particular areas of expertise are sentencing and the administration of criminal justice, and in July of 2004 he was appointed Chair of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council. He has published widely in areas such as sentencing, corporate crime, juries, juvenile justice, sanctions, victimology, trust in criminal justice, commercial confidentiality in corrections, dangerous offenders, the role of emotion in criminal justice, drug courts, problem-oriented courts and non-adversarial justice.When: Thursday the 7th of March, 2013 Where: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Building H – Luca Restaurant RSVP: By the 25th of February 2013 to email@example.com