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IPRT and the Community Platform: Social Exclusion and Crime

2nd February 2012

IPRT and the Community Platform will host an event focusing on the connections between social exclusion and crime on Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 3.30pm. The event will take place in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Vicious Circle PP Cover 02022012How can the criminal justice system move to a more fair and equitable administration of justice in society? Which areas of public spending are most sensitive to crime and need to be protected? What can we do to ensure that the social and economic cost of crime is fully considered in social policy development and in the budgetary process?

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Community Platform will explore these questions and more by way of a seminar which will examine the impact of increasing levels of social exclusion on crime, and how the problem of crime disproportionately impacts on marginalised communities.

A new IPRT Position Paper, The Vicious Circle of Social Exclusion and Crime: Ireland’s Disproportionate Punishment of the Poor will be launched at the event.

Speakers include:

  • John Lonergan - former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and Patron of IPRT
  • Kathleen Lynch - Professor of Equality Studies, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin
  • Tony Geoghegan - Chief Executive Officer, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI)
  • Orla O’Connor - Head of Policy, National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)
  • Brid O’Brien - Head of Policy and Media, Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU)

Please note: registrations for this event are now full. To add your name to the waiting list, please contact Mary at tel: 01-8741400 or email: info@iprt.ie or register online.

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