Lessons from Texas

Lessons from Texas

Lessons from Texas: Consensus building and the ‘Conservative Case’ for Criminal Justice Reform

On the 24th March 2015 Robert Jones, a Criminology lecturer from the University of South Wales came and addressed Gorwel on “Lessons from Texas: Consensus building and the ‘Conservative Case’ for Criminal Justice Reform”

Following on from a visit to Texas during the summer of 2014, under his Churchill Scholarship. In his talk Jones examined the ‘conservative case’ for criminal justice reform that is sweeping across different parts of the United States. He explored also the key drivers behind such reforms and the effects that this has already had upon the criminal justice landscape in Texas. In the talk Roberts also explained that the main thrust of prison reform in the US was now coming from the centre right. There were also important lessons from here that can also be learned for Wales. After the talk the speaker and those attending adjourned to the pub to carry on the discussion.

Pictures show David Melding and Robert Jones