Can societies function without systems of punishment? What is the alternative to prisons? How does the system treat criminals? And is there any room for compassion in the criminal justice system?

Leszek Jazdzewski (Fundacja Liberte!) talks with Disa Jironet, who has worked for the Dutch Prosecutors’ Office since 2008 and in the role of prosecutor since 2017. She has previously specialized in youth crime and is currently working as a prosecutor for the National Expertise Centre on Discrimination in Amsterdam. Prior to her work at the Prosecutor’s Office, she worked for Dutch human rights lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She is also an author and a speaker, her first book “Crime and Compassion” (Ambo|Anthos) was published in 2020, and went to a third reprint within the first six months. The underlying theme in her work is around the role that justice plays in society and keeping human interests at the heart of complex (legal) systems. Tune in for their talk!

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