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The Centre’s director Richard Garside spoke at an ESRC-funded seminar on ‘ Regulation and criminal justice’. He was responding to a paper by Professor. A selection of Louk Hulsman’s writings published in English ยท Read more about A selection of Louk Hulsman’s writings published in English. Louk Hulsman, Penal Abolitionism and Surprising Routes. Author(s). Salete Oliveira. Related publication: Penal Abolitionism: Papers from the Penal Law.

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Member feedback about Prison abolition movement: Le systeme penal en question written together with Jacqueline Bernat de Celis, From to Hulsman studied jurisprudence at Leiden University.

Louk worked as a civil servant in Dutch defence and justice administrations during the s. Newer Post Older Post Home. For much of my time in prison I had the luxury of a stable, foundational set of ideas and My last post made reference to Louk Hulsman.

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Louk Hulsman, Penal Abolitionism and Surprising Routes

His legacy as a pedagogue lies certainly within the tradition of critical pedagogy as Giroux argued: Drug Policy Harm Part Two: Hulsman is a surname. After finishing school Hulsman hooked up with a resistance movement. In he became a professor for criminal law and criminology at the Netherlands School of Economics, the later Erasmus University Rotterdam emeritus The good news is that someone has launched a new websit In the Netherlands, Louk is regarded as the founder of liberal drugs policy as his influential work and stance contributed significantly to the alteration of the Opium Act in I photographed him after his address at an international seminar on decriminalization in Auckland.


After finishing school Hulsman hooked up with a resistance movement. It is perhaps these early experiences that made Louk profoundly question the legitimacy of penal law, of state authority as well as the meaningfulness of the category of ‘crime’ as he kept reminding us that an awful lot of things were and are categorised as ‘criminal’ but that this does not say anything about their wrongness or indeed their harmfulness.

Louk was also a close friend who is now sadly hlsman by many, who was a genuinely cosmopolitan and warm hearted person, who enjoyed being with people, in nature and to be in the midst of life itself.

He graduated as M. Social Harm Theory -v- Criminology. The Failure to Regulate. Louk Hulsman always engaged in a critical manner with the state e. Notify me of new comments hulaman email. The Failure to Regu John Moore University of the West of England.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He embodied and lived the humanistic, open and eclectic core of abolitionist thought that takes care to be sensitive to the contextual, situational and personal interpretations of ‘lived experiences’ as they are defined by people. Many readers may not have heard of Louk, an activist and scholar lojk died last year.


This post is based on a paper I delivered at the University of Wales, Newport in McLibel – McDonald’s failed attempt to silence campaigners highlighting their unethical behaviour.

After returning to the Hylsman he joined the Allied troops as a soldier during the last weeks of the Second World War. Louk continues to be an inspiration for the ongoing struggle of challenging the very foundations of legitimising systems of coercion that generate harm and suffering and to value and practice solidarity. Together with Nils Christie and Louk Hulsman he is a distinguished representative of the prison abolition movement.

I am delivering a modified version at the University Please note this paper was drafted April and has not been updated Continued from Drug Policy Harm Part Three: Email required Address never made public.

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This site uses hulsnan. After returning to the Netherlands he joined the Allied troops as a soldier during the last weeks of the Second World War. Sadly, the factor that always seems to be missing from any grand equation for solution is – The Victim. Life After finishing school Hulsman hooked up with a resistance movement.

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