ICOPA 18 – London 2018

OVERVIEWAbout 400 activists, academics and ex-prisoners participated in the ICOPA 18 conference based at Birkbeck campus of the University of London. It was hosted by the Department of Criminology Birkbeck University of London, Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative, the Open University, and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. Other participating organisations were the Action […]

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ICOPA History

The International Conference on Penal Abolition written by the late Ruth Morris. Rittenhouse, Canada 1997 The modern abolition movement has roots in European criminologists promoting abolition, and American (mostly Quaker) abolitionists. Fay Honey Knopp’s group in the USA produced a landmark book called Instead of Prisons. This group and this book helped infect Canadians with the

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OVERVIEW What is ICOPA? The International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA) is bi-annual global gathering of a variety of people around the world including academics, activists, practitioners and people who are currently or were previously imprisoned. The conference encourages a dialogue for new ideas to work towards the abolition of imprisonment and the penal system.Click here for

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