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Wednesday April 18, 2018, 17.00 – 18.30
Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds
This early evening discussion event features David Churchill (University of Leeds), Anja Johansen (University of Dundee) and Tim Newburn (LSE). This symposium will discuss how new research on the history of policing shifts our understanding of crime control today.
Free but registration is required at this Eventbrite listing
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Philip Anderson, Computer Forensics, Northumbria University
Digital evidence plays an integral role in all aspects of our modern day lives. Although strongly related to the field of cyber security, digital forensics concerns itself with the collection of evidence after a crime has taken place as opposed to the prevention of a crime.
As most criminals now leave a digital trail, digital evidence prominently features in many investigations.
Digital forensics is a rapidly evolving field and as such this seminar will provide an overview on the extraction, preservation and analysis of digital evidence obtained from different electronic devices in a legally acceptable manner.
Free to attend
April 25, 2018 10.30 – 16.30
University of Southampton
Free but please register here
Topics covered range across the areas of expertise of Law School scholars, from questions relating to migration, to housing and education, to international justice, criminal justice and broader questions about the meaning of vulnerability. These matters are explored at the level of policy, practice and principle; reflecting the various forms of methodological expertise with which CLPS members are equipped.
Wednesday April 25, 2018 18:00 – 19:30
University of Southampton
The Parole System – New challenges
The annual CLPS lecture will be given by Professor Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales.
Recent controversies have raised some fundamental questions about the parole system in England and Wales. Should its purpose be solely focussed on a prisoner’s future risk – or should it in some way reflect society’s current feelings about the original offence? Should the system be opened up to public scrutiny and if so to what extent? How should this be balanced against the need for candour from the prisoner and the need to protect the privacy of victims some of whom may fear renewed media scrutiny? What will the impact of these changes be on the most vulnerable victims and prisoners in particular?
By the time this lecture is given some of these decisions will have been taken by the courts and the Ministry of Justice. The lecture will provide one of the first opportunities for the Chair of the Parole Board to respond to these development and describe how the Board’s future direction may take shape.
Free to attend but please register here
May 8, 2018, 10:00 – 17:00
University of Leeds
This symposium is designed to address key contemporary questions in legal education, criminal justice education and the professional sectors of both fields. The over-arching theme is ‘Educating for Uncertainty’, with the sub-themes of Personal Uncertainty, Global/Political Uncertainty and Professional/Workplace Uncertainties.
The event is being hosted by the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education, School of Law, University of Leeds.
The symposium will be free to attend for accepted papers, and a nominal cost will be charged to cover catering costs for others.
Wednesday 16 May 2018
Dr Pauline Ramshaw, Special Constables
Despite efforts to increase the recruitment of Special Constables such endeavours are being hampered by consistent attrition, with 24.4% of Special Constables leaving during 2015-16 (Home Office, 2016). Survey research by Gaston and Alexander (2001) and Whittle (2014) draws attention to long standing issues affecting the retention of Special Constables, including the fact that many leave to make the transition to Police Officer.
This paper expands upon these issues by drawing on early findings generated from a small scale pilot study that considers the motivations and situated occupational experiences of Special Constables, and their bearing upon satisfaction and commitment to the role. Retaining a focus on the northeast of England, the research generated new empirical data from semi-structured interviews with Special Constables. The intention is to help inform understanding of the experiences, motivations, and challenges faced by Special Constables, to gain greater insight into workplace issues that may contribute towards Special Constables’ decision to resign.
Free to attend
Understanding Implicit Bias and Policing Conference
Date: June 4-5, 2018
Venue: INOX, University of Sheffield
The Centre for Criminological Research and the Law & Diversity Working Group of the University of Sheffield School of Law are pleased to announce a two-day research symposium, exploring implicit bias and how it impacts policing policies and policing outcomes.
The symposium will examine issues including:
- What is the current state of implicit bias research?
- What does empirical evidence on implicit bias mean for policing?
- How can implicit bias research impact policing policies and policing outcomes?
This interdisciplinary symposium will assemble a diverse group of international scholars including criminologists, psychologists and legal scholars to examine issues related to implicit bias and policing.
For further information and to book, visit the University of Sheffield School of Law website
‘Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research’
University of Leeds, June 5, 2018 10am-4pm.
This is a free event, but registration is required
This event brings together policy-makers, practitioners and academics to share learning about the use of body-worn police cameras in police responses to and the prosecution of domestic abuse incidents. It will combine speaker presentations and interactive sessions aimed at learning lessons from research findings and policy and practice developments. It will showcase the research findings of an N8 Policing Research Partnership funded collaborative project of the University of Leeds, West Yorkshire Police and Cumbria Constabulary, which explored the impacts of police use of body-worn video at incidents of domestic abuse.
A particular focus of the day will be on how police and prosecuting bodies can respond more effectively and efficiently to domestic abuse incidents. It aims to strengthen and inform the process of learning from research and practice by identifying and disseminating best practice recommendations and lessons. It will be of value to practitioners and scholars who have a professional interest in the use of body-worn cameras and/or domestic abuse.
DATE: Wednesday June 6, 2018
LOCATION: Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle.
Dr. James Gregory (University of Plymouth)
Dr. Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex)
150 years on from the Capital Punishment Amendment Act receiving Royal Accent, this one-day conference held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle will reflect on this landmark legislation’s origins, intentions, reception and reality.
June 8, 2018
‘Historical Perspectives on Weinstein, #MeToo and Beyond: The Past, Present and Future of Sexual Offending’.
Organised by David Churchill (Leeds), Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett), Henry Yeomans (Leeds)
There has been a flurry of revelations about sexual offending in recent years. From Jimmy Savile to Harvey Weinstein, from Operation Yewtree to #MeToo, a series of scandals have revealed the severity and extent of sexual offending in the recent past. The prosecution of some notable individuals, the frankness with which many people have begun to discuss their personal experiences of sexual offending and the seemingly enhanced confidence amongst some victims/survivors that they will be taken seriously by criminal justice agencies have prompted discussion about whether we have arrived at a turning point with regards to sexual offending. This event will harness historical perspectives in order to shed new light on sexual offending in the present and reflect upon whether ongoing developments give cause to be optimistic about the direction of social change.
Registration, Coffee and Opening Remarks: 10.00 am – 10.15 am
10.15 am to 11.15 am: Professor Adrian Bingham (University of Sheffield)
‘The Crime That Shocked a Nation’? The British Press and Child Sexual Abuse, from Stead to Savile
Coffee Break: 11.15 am to 11.30 am
11.30 am to 12.30 am: Professor Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool)
Living in La La Land: ‘Snowflakes’, Social Change and Responding to Sexual Assault
Lunch: 12.30 am to 1.30 pm
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm: Professor Kim Stevenson (University of Plymouth)
No End in Sight? The Unremitting Legal Challenge of Prosecuting Sex Crimes
2.30 pm – 3.30 pm: Roundtable:
Dr. Eloise Moss (University of Manchester); Jessica Wild (University of Leeds)
3.30 pm – Conference Closes
This event is free but registration is essential
16th World Society of Victimology Symposium 2018
June 10-14, 2018, Hong Kong, China
The Symposium is jointly organized by City University of Hong Kong and World Society of Victimology and will be the first time the Symposium is held in China. We are excited about the opportunity to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners to stimulate dialogue and create a better understanding on victimology around the world.
16th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice, in tandem with the 16th World Society of Victimology Symposium 2018
Being held in tandem with the 16th World Society of Victimology Symposium taking place in Hong Kong (see above).
Making Sense of Coercive Control Conference
Wednesday June 27, 2018
County South Private Dining Rooms, Lancaster University
This N8 PRP funded conference will bring together experts, scholars and practitioners to explore responses to and understandings of coercive control. The conference will showcase the findings of the N8 funded project, ‘Police Responses to Coercive Control’ and discuss the ongoing development of the ‘coercive control learning tool’, designed to support police officers in practice.
Anticipated schedule for the day:
10.30am: Registration and arrival
11.00-11.15: Conference Opening
11.15-12.00: Keynote: Dame Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner Northumbria
12.00 -12.45: Overview of ‘Police responses to coercive control’ project findings
1.45-2.30: Keynote: Professor Sylvia Walby, OBE.
2.30-2.45: Coffee/ tea break
2.45-3.45: Coercive control ‘learning tool’ showcase and group discussion
3.45-4.15: Policing coercive control: Moving forward
Project team: Dr Charlotte Barlow (Principal Investigator), Professor Sandra Walklate (Co-investigator), Dr Kelly Johnson (Research Associate), Merseyside Police (policing partner), Dr Les Humphreys, Professor Stuart Kirby and Women’s Aid (project advisors).
To attend, please register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-sense-of-coercive-control-tickets-42634024515
Please note that there are limited spaces for this event, so please register early. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Dr Charlotte Barlow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
21-24 October 2018
Call for abstracts is now open: Deadline April 2, 2018
Early bird registration available until February 18, 2018
Across the broadest range of public health issues, the Law Enforcement and Public Health Conferences held in 2102, 2014 and 2016 worked to:
- Enhance local, national and international political and institutional leadership
- Understand, develop and sustain partnerships
- Translate research to policy to practice
- Promote the critical role of education and training
- Develop a multidisciplinary research agenda and methodology
- Build and promote ongoing interactions between interested people through the GLEPH Association
Objectives for LEPH2018 Toronto
The LEPH2018 Convener and Partners believe that, in addressing complex health and security issues:
- Law enforcement and health are intimately related and necessary partners
- Organizations from both fields should work together closely to increase the health and safety of citizens
- This is an important multidisciplinary domain which requires more exploration in empirical detail and in principle, and a greater focus on what the intersection means and necessitates, and how it can be improved and developed
- Further learnings in this domain are best gained by combining research insights and professional practices. This requires the bringing together of researchers, practitioners and policymakers
- International exchange of insights and practices is an important accelerator in the development of this important field
- This field has a crucial contribution to make to the achievement of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
For more information see the LEPH2018 website