* 'Crime and punishment' is the title of a one-day conference on sentencing at the Lincoln's Inn Old Hall on 24 April. The conference will feature leading judges, barristers, solicitors and other professionals involved in sentencing policy. They include Judge Stephen Tumin, Chief Inspector of Prisons, Frances Crook, director of the Howard League for Penal Reform, and William Taylor, Commissioner of Police for the City of London. The conference is organised by European Study Conferences. Ring 0171 386 9322 for details.