School of Law

CCJS Public Seminar On License: Convict Early Release Schemes – What Use Were They?

22 October 2012 | 5.00pm to 6.15pm | Seminar
School of Law, The Liberty Building, University of Leeds

With Guest Speaker Barry Godfrey

This paper explains how we have attempted to account for the personal and systemic impact of an early release scheme which operated in the Australian penal colonies; was transferred to Britain in 1853; and which still operates today. Using data from 1853 to 1940, this paper will report back on questions posed by our ESRC research project – why was the system used? How did it work? Did it facilitate desistence from offending? Was it a cost-cutting exercise? What did happen to “ticket-of-leave” convicts when they were released from prison?

Location Details

Seminar Room G.28
School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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