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International Conference: ‘Crises, Economy and Punishment: The Influence of the Great Recession on Crime and Penality’

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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General overview of the participants of the Conference

 

 

[ENG] On September 15-16, the Law School of the University of A Coruna hosted the International Conference ‘Crises, Economy and Punishment: The Influence of the Great Recession on Crime and Penality‘. The Conference was organised by the ECRIM research group, in collaboration with Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Litoral, Argentina) and Russell Hogg (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) and it gathered around 45 scholars from a wide variety of American, Australasian, and European countries.

The Conference began with a plenary session in which Dario Melossi (University of Bologna, Italy) reflected on “The Prison and the Factory Revisited: Penality and the Critique of Political Economy”.

Two parallel sessions ensued this lecture. Parallel session no. 1 (“Crime and Penality 1”) included the presentations: “Crime and punishment in Brazil: Is restorative justice a suitable alternative to prison in the context of the (late) economic crisis?” (Daniel Achutti and Raffaella Pallamolla, UniLasalle, Brazil); “While the crisis had not yet arrived: mass incarceration in times of social inclusion in the Brazilian democracy” (David S. Fonseca, Queensland University of Technology, Australia), and  “Economic crisis, politics, and punishment: impacts and influences in the Brazilian case” (Bruno Rotta-Almeida, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil). Parallel session no. 2 (“Political violence, torture and penal policies”) was formed by the talks: “The releasement of Arnaldo Otegi as a vanishing point for the analysis of the past and present exceptionalism trends in terrorism crime policies in Spain” (David Castro-Liñares, University of A Coruna, Spain); “Contours, resistances and limits of the so-called ‘Global War on Terrorism’: The (controversial) persistence of the enemy within the European Union” (Borxa Colmenero-Ferreiro, David Soto-Díaz and David Castro-Liñares, University of A Coruna, Spain), and  “To say the impossible, to imagine the unimaginable: the punitive experience of torture” (Ignacio Mendiola, University of Basque Country, Spain).

The morning session ended with the talk given by Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Litoral), who lectured on “Punishment and economic and social crises. Puzzling relations?”.

Parallel session no. 3 and 4 were carried out in the afternoon of September 15. Parallel session no. 3 (“Crises and Penality II”) integrated the presentations: “Six Years On: Reflections on the decline in the Spanish prison population and the post-crisis criminal justice system” (José A. Brandariz-García, University of A Coruna, Spain); “A different approach to understand the imprisonment rate decrease in the Netherlands” (David Soto-Díaz and Silvia Rodríguez-López, University of A Coruna, Spain); “Economic crisis and reduction of the prison population: the Italian case” (Giovanni Torrente, University of Turin, Italy), and “Studying the penal system in times of crises: conceptual, empirical and political challenges” (Ignacio González-Sánchez, University of Girona, Spain). Parallel session no. 4 (“Policies of migration control”) comprised the papers: “Who has been deported from Spain during the economic crisis? Some answers from a feminist and post-colonial perspective” (Cristina Fernández-Bessa, University of Barcelona, Spain); “Detention Centers for Foreigners: Punishing Undocumented Migrants by the Deprivation of Liberty in the Schengen Area” (Nerea Galdós-Pozo, University of A Coruna, Spain); “The deportation of foreigners in the Chilean criminal justice system: A technique of ‘actuarial justice’?” (Roberto A. Dufraix-Tapia, Arturo Prat University, Chile), and “Detaining migrants in times of crisis in Italy: Undeportability, discipline, and the differential inclusion” (Giulia Fabini, University of Bologna, Italy).

These parallel session were followed by a lecture given by Russell Hogg (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), who talked about “The Financialization of Society and the Monetization of Justice: Crime, Punishment and the Global Financial Crisis”.

Finally, the first day of the Conference came to an end with a panel session devoted to “Penological Issues: Community, Control and Penality, that included the presentations: “Neo-liberalism and changes in the role of European alternatives to imprisonment” (Daniela Ronco and Michele Miravalle, University of Turin, Italy); “What reentry? Prisoners’ expectations and perceptions about life inside and outside prison” (Sílvia Gomes, University of Minho, Portugal); “Social exclusion, digital technology and ‘smartpowers’” (Javier Cigüela,  Abat Oliba University-CEU, Spain), and  “State Violence and Economic Crises in Men and Women’s Prison: Discourses in the Portuguese Press” (Luísa Saavedra, Eunice Seixas, Miguel Cameira and Ana Margarida Silva, University of Minho, Portugal).

The second day of the Conference began with a plenary session, in which Patricia Faraldo-Cabana (University of A Coruna, Spain) lectured on “Do economic crises influence the use of fines? Revisiting Rusche and Kirchheimer’s Punishment and Social Structure”, and Marcelo F. Aebi (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) presented a paper on  “Why the financial crisis led to a decrease of prison populations in Europe?”.

The Conference continued with two parallel sessions. Parallel session no. 7 (“Neo-liberalism, Political Economy and Penality I”) included the presentations: “Itinerary of the issue of security since neoliberalism return in Argentina” (Gabriela Seghezzo and  Nicolás Dallorso, University of Buenos Aires-CONICET, Argentina); “Crisis and Economics of Crime and punishment in Argentina” (Diego Zysman-Quirós, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina); “The reorganization of ‘repression’ during the Great Recession: the Antiterrorism Act and the Anti-picketing Protocol in today’s Argentina” (Juan Cruz Goñi, National University of Lanús, Argentina), and “Media and political discourse on juvenile crime in Brazil: culture, economy and punishment” (Marília de Nardin Budó, Faculdade Meridional, Brazil, and Riccardo Cappi, State University of Bahia/State University of Feira de Santana, Brazil). Parallel session no. 8 (“Neo-liberalism, Political Economy and Penality II”) comprised the papers: “The limits of political economy in understanding criminalization” (António P. Dores, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal); “From project exile to mass delivery of pain: How many of us are being abandoned?” (Daniel Jiménez-Franco, University of Zaragoza, Spain), and “Institutional anomie and the Portuguese system of justice” (José N. Cruz, University of Porto, Portugal).

The second morning of the Conference finished with two additional parallel sessions. Parallel session no. 9 (“Managerialism, Crime Prevention and Penality”) integrated the presentations: “Towards an ‘Austere Prevention’? Impact of Austerity Policies on Crime Risk Management in the Field of Gender Violence in Spain” (David San Martín-Segura, University of La Rioja, Spain), and “Banal prevention of insecurity as a way of governance: A perspective from Madrid” (Sergio García-García and Débora Ávila-Cantos, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain). Parallel session no. 10 (“Political Economy and Penality: Reflections on organised crime”) was formed by four presentations: “The Yakuza and the reasons of its longevity” (Martina Baradel, University of London, United Kingdom); “Economic crisis and Organized Crime in Italy” (Antonella Pasculli, University of Bari, Italy); “The Business of Human Trafficking in Times of Economic Crisis: Implications for the Criminal Liability of Legal Persons” (Silvia Rodríguez-López, University of A Coruna, Spain), and “The North-South shipment of toxic waste as a new phenomenon of criminality of the powerful” (María A. Fuentes-Loureiro, University of A Coruna, Spain).

After the lunch break, the last parallel session of the Conference were carried out. Parallel session no. 11 (“Penality Issues”) was integrated by the presentations: “Explaining the differences in the application of detention for juvenile offenders in Spain” (Beatriz Cruz-Márquez, University of Cádiz, Spain); “Crisis and Neoliberal Hegemony in the European Union: Consequences in Criminal Law” (Jorge Correcher-Mira, University of València, Spain), and “Americanization of the penalty, populist punitiveness and security: recent proposals in the justification of the punishment” (Elena Górriz-Royo, University of Valencia, Spain). Parallel session no. 12 (“Corporate crime, corruption and penality”) was comprised by the papers: “Advantages and risks of self-regulation policies and corporate internal investigations” (Ana M. Neira-Pena, University of A Coruna, Spain); “Anticorruption discourses and neoliberalism” (Manuel Maroto-Calatayud, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain), and “Consequences of the prosecution of Icelandic bankers following the bank collapse in 2008” (Sigur?ur Tómas Magnússon, University of Reykjavik, Iceland).

A final plenary session closed the Conference. This last panel encompassed the lectures: “Beyond the Punitive Turn: The Sources of Transformation in the Post-Rehabilitative Prison: European and American Perspectives. Part I: Europe” (Elena Larrauri-Pijoan, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain), and “Beyond the Punitive Turn: The Sources of Transformation in the Post-Rehabilitative Prison: European and American Perspectives. Part II: US” (Jonathan Simon, University of California-Berkeley, United States).

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From left to right: Máximo Sozzo, Russell Hogg, Carmen Garcimartín, Patricia Faraldo, José Ángel Brandariz

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From left to right: Máximo Sozzo, Dario Melossi

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From left to right: David Castro, Borxa Colmenero, Daniel Jiménez

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Ignacio Mendiola

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From left to right: Ignacio González, Daniel Achutti, David Fonseca, Bruno Almeida, Luísa Saavedra

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Bruno Almeida

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From left to right: Russell Hogg, Raffaella Pallamolla, Diego Zysman

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From left to right: Diego Zysman, Ignacio González, Daniel Achutti

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Máximo Sozzo

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From left to right: Silvia Rodríguez, David Castro, Russell Hogg

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General overview of Ignacio González’s presentation

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From left to right: Giulia Fabini, Marián Fuentes, Roberto Dufraix, Cristina Fernández, Nerea Galdos

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From left to right: Luz María Puente, Russell Hogg

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From left to right: Silvia Rodríguez, Daniela Ronco, Michele Miravalle

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From left to right: Silvia Rodríguez, Luísa Saavedra

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From left to right: Javier Cigüela, Luísa Saavedre, Sílvia Gomes, Daniela Ronco, Michele Miravalle

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From left to right: Marcelo Aebi, Patricia Faraldo, Kerry Carrington

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From left to right: Marcelo Aebi, Patricia Faraldo, Kerry Carrington

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From left to right: António Dores, Cristina Fernández

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Daniel Jiménez

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José Cruz

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From left to right: Débora Ávila, Ignacio González, Juan Goñi, Marília Budó, Gabriela Seghezzo, Diego Zysman

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From left to right: Débora Ávila, David San Martín, Daniel Jiménez

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From left to right: Marián Fuentes, Antonella Pasculli, Martina Baradel, Silvia Rodríguez

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Ana Neira

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Manuel Maroto

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Sigurdur Magnússon

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From left to right: Jorge Correcher, Silvia Rodríguez, Elena Górriz

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From left to right: Elena Larrauri, José Ángel Brandariz

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Jonathan Simon

International Conference ‘The political economy of punishment today: Visions, debates and challenges’

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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General overview

On September 18-19 the Law School of the University of A Coruna hosted and International Conference, entitled ‘The political economy of punishment today: Visions, debates and challenges’. The Conference was organised by the ECRIM, under the academic coordination of José Ángel Brandariz (University of A Coruna, Spain), Dario Melossi (University of Bologna, Italy) and Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Litoral, Argentina).

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Dario Melossi

The Conference began with a lecture given by Dario Melossi (University of Bologna, Italy). His lecture, entitled ‘The Prison and the Factory revisited: The Cycle of the Canaille’, worked as a general introduction to the topics of the Conference.

Dario Melossi’s lecture was ensued by a first panel session, named ‘Political Economy of Punishment Issues I’, which encompassed two presentations.

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Diego Zysman

On the one hand, Diego Zysman (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) reflected on ‘Political Economy, Democracy, and punitivism in Argentina’.

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Daniel Jiménez

On the other hand, Daniel Jiménez Franco (University of Zaragoza, Spain), to a certain degree mirroring the perspective of his Argentinean counterpart, gave a talk on ‘Political Economy, Democracy, and punitivism in Spain’.

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Alessandro De Giorgi

The panel session was followed by a lecture given by Alessandro de Giorgi (State University of San Jose, USA). The California-based scholar lectured on ‘Beyond Determinism: Towards a Cultural Political Economy of Punishment in Late Capitalism’.

The Conference resumed in the afternoon of September 18 with a panel session on ‘Political Economy of Punishment Issues II’. The panel session began with a talk given by José Ángel Brandariz (University of A Coruna, Spain), who presented a paper named ‘The punishment of migrants and the Political Economy of Punishment’.

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Ignacio González

Thereafter, Ignacio González Sánchez, from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, completed the panel session by giving a talk on ‘Neoliberal policies and the expansion of State punishment’.

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Charlotte Vanneste

A lecture given by Charlotte Vanneste (National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology, and University of Liège, Belgium) ensued the second panel session. The Belgian scholar reflected on ‘From one recession to another: the lessons of a long-term political economy of punishment’.

The first day of the Conference ended with a panel session on ‘Punishment and Political Economy’, which included three presentations.

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Patricia Faraldo

The first paper was presented by Patricia Faraldo (University of A Coruna, Spain), who also was the chair of the organising committee of the Conference. Her paper was entitled ‘Who dares fine a murderer? Fines and the changing meaning of money in criminal law’.

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Mariel Muraro

The second paper of the panel session, sinthetically named ‘Underclass’, was presented by the Brazilian scholar Mariel Muraro (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

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Kerry Carrington

Finally, the panel session was closed by a talk given by Kerry Carrington (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). The well-known Australian scholar reflected on ‘Youth Justice, Boot Camps and the Return of the Retributive Justice: The peculiar political economy of punishment in an Australian jurisdiction’.

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Leonidas Cheliotis

The second day of the Conference began with a lecture given by Leonidas Cheliotis (London School of Economics, England, UK). The London-based scholar presented a paper on ‘The Limits of Inclusion: Globalisation, Neoliberalism and State Policies of Border Control’.

A first panel session on ‘Penality Issues’ followed Leonidas Cheliotis’ presentation.

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Hilde Tubex

The panel session was opened by a paper presented by Hilde Tubex (University of Western Australia, Australia), who reflected on ‘Analysing levels of punishment in Australia’.

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Gavin Slade

Geographically shifting the viewpoint, Gavin Slade, from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, presented a paper on ‘Punishment in the Post-soviet Region’.

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Ignacio Mendiola

The panel session was closed by a talk given by Ignacio Mendiola (University of the Basque Country, Spain) and entitled ‘The capture of space: From precarity to inhabitability’.

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From left to right: Máximo Sozzo, Eva Souto, Cristina Fernández Bessa, Ana Neira, David Castro, Ignacio González Sánchez, and Gavin Slade

The morning session of September 19 also hosted a lecture given by Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Litoral, Argentina), in which the Argentinean scholar discussed the topics of political economy of punishment by presenting a paper named ‘Economy, politics and punishment: between ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions’.

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Ana Ballesteros

A second panel session on ‘Penality Issues’ ensued. The first paper of the panel was presented by Ana Ballesteros (University of Barcelona, Spain), who reflected on ‘Respectful moduled (módulos de respeto) in the Spanish Penitentiary System from a gender perspective: Research approach and preliminary results’.

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From left to right: Dimitris Koros, Sofia Spyrea, and Nikolaos Koulouris

The second talk of the panel session was given by three scholars of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece: Nikolaos Koulouris, Dimitris Koros, and Sofia Spyrea. The greek researchers presented a paper on ‘Inequalities in Punishment: Imprisonment, Community Service and Electronic Monitoring in Greece’.

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Ana Neira

The panel session also included a presentation given by a researcher affliated to the University of A Coruna, Spain: Ana Neira, who reflected on ‘The neoliberal criminal policy as a source of impunity for large corporations. The perverse logic of ‘too big to jail’.

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Richard Sparks

The Conference was closed by a final lecture, given by Richard Sparks (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). As a best final talk of the Conference, the UK scholar presented a paper entitled ‘Anti-politics, penal politics and questions of legitimation’.

International Conference “Beyond Neoliberalism? Politics and Punishment in Contemporary Societies”

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The Law School of the University of A Coruña hosted on 3-4 October an International Conference, organised by the ECRIM research group and entitled “Beyond Neoliberalism? Politics and Punishment in Contemporary Societies”.

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From left to right, Máximo Sozzo, Richard Sparks

The first day of the Conference (Thursday, October the 3rd) began with a lecture given by Richard Sparks (University of Edinburgh, UK), entitled “What’s going on? Some legitimation problems of the ‘neo-liberal’ penality”.

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From left to right, José Ángel Brandariz, David Vila, Manuel Maroto, Máximo Sozzo

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From left to right, David Vila, David Soto, José Ángel Brandariz, Máximo Sozzo

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From left to right, Ignacio Mendiola, José Ángel Brandariz

Richard Sparks’ lecture was followed by a panel session on “Sovereignty, Governmentaly and Punishment”. The panel began with a presentation given written by David San Martín (University of La Rioja, Spain) and David Vila (University of Zaragoza, Spain) on “Austere Government and Mundane Sovereignty”. Then David Soto (University of A Coruña, Spain) presented a paper written by Borxa Colmenero (University of A Coruña, Spain) on “Bio-politics and sovereign power in Spain: Continuities and discontinuities in the new political cycle”. The session also hosted a presentation given by Ignacio Mendiola (University of the Basque Country, Spain) on “The role of torture in the neoliberal regime” (Presentation).

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Emma Bell

The Conference continued with a lecture given by Emma Bell (University of Savoy, France) reflecting on “There is an alternative: Challenging the logic of neoliberal punishment”.

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Daniel Jiménez

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Among others, Luz María Puente, José Ángel Brandariz, Máximo Sozzo, from left to right

A panel session on “Great Recession and Criminal Justice” followed Emma Bell’s lecture. A presentation on “Punish and discipline? Penitentiary Jubilee and extended expulsion in the Iberian neo-liberalism”, given by Daniel Jiménez Franco (University of Zaragoza, Spain), opened the panel. Then José Ángel Brandariz (University of A Coruña, Spain) presented a paper on “Great Recession and Criminal Justice: Bad times for criticism?” (Presentation).

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Alejandro Forero, Rita Faria

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Claudio González, Rita Faria

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Rita Faria, Claudio González

The first day of the Conference finished with a third panel session, entitled “Neoliberal Penality, Social Harm and Economic Crime”. The panel hosted a presentation given by Alejandro Forero (University of Barcelona, Spain) on “New ‘crisis’ and the production of harm: Which ungovernability?”. Then Claudio González (University of Malaga, Spain) lectured on “The influence of neoliberalism in Latin America’s criminal justice systems: The construction of a managerial paradigm in Chile and Costa Rica”. Finally, Rita Faria (University of Porto, Portugal) closed the panel presenting a paper on “Crisis, crime and criminology: Reflection on harms caused by the economic crisis and economic crimes in Portugal”.

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From left to right, Patricia Faraldo, José Ángel Brandariz, Leonidas Cheliotis, Máximo Sozzo

The second day of the Conference began with a lecture given by Leonidas Cheliotis (University of Edinburgh, UK), entitled “Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will: Redefining the Contours of Neoliberal Penality”.

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From left to right, Ignacio González, Máximo Sozzo

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From left to right, Manuel Maroto, Ignacio González, Máximo Sozzo, Richard Sparks

Leonidas Cheliotis’ lecture was followed by a panel session on “Great Reecession, Resistance and Punishment”. In the framework of this panel, Ignacio González (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) presented a paper on “Penalizing the Protest: Neoliberalism and the management of resistances”. Discussing on the same topic, Manuel Maroto (University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain) gave a presentation on “Criminal justice and the repression of political dissent: Some current trends in Spain”.

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From left to right, Patricia Faraldo, Máximo Sozzo

The last lecture of the Conference was given on 4 October by Máximo Sozzo (National University of the Litoral, Argentina), reflecting on “Beyond the punitive turn? Postneoliberalism and punishment in Argentina”.

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From left to right, Máximo Sozzo, Anabella Museri, Alejandra Otamendi

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From left to right, Luz María Puente, Alejandra Otamendi

In order to also examine the contours of penality in Latin America, Máximo Sozzo’s lecture was followed by a panel session which gathered two presentations given by Argentinian researchers. On the one hand, Anabella Museri (CELS, Argentina) presented a paper written by her and Paula Litvarchky entitled “Breaks and continuities in Criminal Justice: The reform of the flagrancia concept in Buenos Aires province”. On the other hand, Alejandra Otamendi (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) gave a presentation on “Public support of punitive policies at the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (2000-2010)”.

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From left to right, José Ángel Brandariz, Miguel Abel

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From left to right, José Ángel Brandariz, Santiago Ruiz, Miguel Abel

The last panel session of the Conference hosted two fairly different presentations, gathered under the title “Neoliberal Penality Issues”. First, Miguel Abel (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain) presented a paper on “Beyond Neoliberalism? Politics and punishment in money laundering” (Paper). Thereafter, Santiago Ruiz (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) gave a presentation on “The citizen (in)security in the neoliberal era: The case of Lavapiés”.