KCrim Michaelmas Hearing - 24 November 2022
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Across recent decades, the increase in poverty and the emergence in many relatively wealthy countries of a polarised demographic featuring a substantial minority excluded from many of the benefits of economic growth, and even of political association, has significantly exacerbated social injustice. Conversely, the consolidation of a small, super-wealthy elite has arguably created a zone of impunity for certain crimes of the powerful, with corrosive implications for the legitimacy of the state’s criminalising power. In this paper, I analyse these developments, and consider their normative upshot and practical implications for criminal justice.
Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics, an Honorary Fellow of New College Oxford and of University College Oxford; a Fellow of the British Academy; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. In 2017 she was awarded a CBE for services to Law, Justice and Gender Politics.
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Edmund Davies Professor of Criminal Law
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24 November 2022