The Parole Board, together with the Cambridge Centre for Criminal Justice and the Institute of Criminology of the University of Cambridge, invite you to join them for two webinars on 'The Future of ‘Parole’.
There will be two webinars: 2 hours each, 8-9 December 2020, 5–7pm.
The first webinar, on Tuesday 8th December, will focus on critiques of the current system, identifying ‘problems’.
Chair: The Chairman of the Parole Board
- The context of the Government’s root and branch review: Professor Nicky Padfield. Respondent: HH Peter Rook QC, Deputy Chair of Parole Board
- What measures actually increase public safety? Measuring ‘effectiveness’: Dr Jo Bailey, HMPPS Head of Psychology. Respondent: Professor Fergus McNeill
- Increasing public understanding of parole: Professor Julian Roberts. Respondent: Angela Cossins, Deputy Director, National Probation Service.
Conclusions: Tom Hawker-Dawson
The Government has now published more details of its long-awaited “root and branch” review of the parole system. The Consultation “on making some parole hearings open to victims of crime and the wider public” https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/root-and-branch-review-of-the-parole-system acknowledged that “the question of whether to allow public hearings is only one aspect of the root and branch review which will look at four broad areas: i) an evaluation of the parole reforms to date, ii) the constitution and status of the Parole Board, iii) improving public understanding and confidence in the parole system, and iv) measures to improve openness and transparency” (para 12).