The moving targets of penal abolitionism: ICOPA, past, present and future

@article{Pich2010TheMT,
  title={The moving targets of penal abolitionism: ICOPA, past, present and future},
  author={Justin Pich{\'e} and Mike Larsen},
  journal={Contemporary Justice Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={391 - 410}
}
The history of the International Conference on Penal Abolition (ICOPA) is explored, assessing major trends shaping the current growth of carceral practices and offering suggestions for the future of the conference movement. The goal here is to facilitate the expansion of abolitionism by describing the changing nature of what is to be abolished. A discussion of the emergence of prison abolitionism and of the ICOPA is presented, describing the shift in focus from prison to penal abolition. Taking… 

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