Robina welcomes Ashworth as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Posted Date: September 6, 2012

Andrew Ashworth, one of the world’s leading scholars on criminology, criminal justice, and philosophy of law, will be in residence at the University of Minnesota Law School Sept. 20-28 as the Robina Institute Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Ashworth is the Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford University. He has written about a variety of issues related to criminal law and criminal justice, including sentencing, human rights law, and the presumption of innocence.

In conjunction with his visit, the Robina Institute is putting on a workshop, “Preventive Justice,” Sept. 21-22. The workshop will focus on the current research of Ashworth and Lucia Zedner into whether and why it is permissible for the state to impose coercive measures not as punishment, but to prevent people from doing what they are believed likely to do in the future.

During his stay, Ashworth will also meet with University of Minnesota faculty members and students.

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