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University of Edinburgh – Centre for Law and Society
SEMINAR SERIES Spring 2017
Sessions take place in the Neil MacCormick Room (room 9.01), David Hume Tower, 16:15-18:00, except where otherwise stated
Thursday 2 March
Resistance within the Rules: the Limits of Penal Power Cormac Behan (University of Sheffield)
Thursday 9 March
Legal, Social and Political Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: the Role of Historians in Assessing Past and Present Louise Jackson (University of Edinburgh)
Thursday 16 March (Elder Room, Old College)
Collateral Restrictions as Risk-Reductive Measures Zach Hoskins (University of Nottingham)
Thursday 30 March
Title TBC Mike Adler (University of Edinburgh)
All are welcome Mailing list contacts: Louise Brangan and Andrew Cornford at email@example.com
‘CRIME, RIGHTS AND JUSTICE’ – Centre for Criminology, University of Essex
Seminars and Open Events – Spring Term 2017
ALL WELCOME – free
Tuesday February 28th 6.00-7.30 LTB 5
Professor Penny Green, School of Law, QMU, London
‘State Crime’ (exact title to be confirmed)
Wednesday March 8th 6.00-7.30 Please NOTE day/date and venue – Room 4.722 / Senate Room – in Psychology Building
Professor Phil Scraton, Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Queens University, Belfast
‘Hillsborough:Resisting Injustice, Recovering Truth’
Tuesday March 14th 6.00-7.30 LTB 5
Professor Sally Sheldon, School of Law, University of Kent, Dr Karen Brennan, School of Law, University of Essex, Emma Milne, Department of Sociology, University of Essex;
‘Criminalising Women’s Reproduction’
Chair: Professor Jayne Mooney, John Jay College and City University of New York.
Tuesday March 21st 1.00-2.30 ROOM 5S.6.25
Human Rights Centre and Centre for Criminology Joint Seminar:
Robyn Emerton, PhD candidate, Keele University; Mia Harris, PhD student, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford; Eka Iakobishvili, PhD candidate, University of Essex.
‘Transgender Prisoners: Cross-Level Perspectives’
Irish Postgraduate Criminology Conference 2017
Waterford Institute of Technology, 23 February 2017
The theme of the conference is open and proposals for papers covering all areas of criminological research are welcome. The main aim of this conference is to provide masters and doctoral students with the opportunity to share their research in a friendly and supportive environment.
Public dialogues on restorative justice and Scotland
13 March 2017
There is to be a series of public, open dialogues on restorative justice and Scotland across 2017 funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. The series website is here: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Learningfromotherplaces/RestorativeJustice.aspx
The intention is to move on the rather constrained understanding of RJ in Scotland and to ‘learn from others’ as well as between ourselves.
The first dialogue will be a teatime meeting on Monday March 13th in Glasgow asking ‘What is research telling us about restorative justice?’ and ‘What is happening across Europe in restorative justice practice and policy?’
The key contributors will be Professor Joanna Shapland of the University of Sheffield, who is a major international figure in victimology and RJ research, as well as convenor of the Restorative Justice Forum (Scotland) and Tim Chapman, formerly based at the University of Ulster, Belfast, Tim Chapman is currently chair of the European Forum on Restorative Justice and is a prominent thinker and practice trainer in the field.
For more details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developing-restorative-justice-in-scotland-dialogue-1-registration-32151827983
Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Universities
Call for Papers
Newcastle University, 14 March, 2017
A joint symposium between Newcastle University (Kathryn Hollingsworth and Nikki Godden-Rasul), Northumbria University (Ruth Lewis) and the British Sociological Association Gender Study Group.
Gender-based violence (GBV) on UK campuses has finally begun to gain the attention of scholars, government, the media and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), decades later than it has in some other countries (notably the USA). The 2016 Changing the Culture report published by the Universities UK Taskforce – established to examine violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students – and the accompanying guidelines advising universities on how to handle alleged student misconduct that may also constitute a criminal offence, mark a turning point in the regulatory framework governing HEIs’ response to GBV. These changes have happened amidst a wider revival of resistance to GBV in all its forms. In universities, the resistance has focused particularly on sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sexual objectification, ‘lad culture’ amongst students, and the enduring legacy of abuse by academic staff against other staff and/or students.
This one-day symposium seeks to illuminate critical perspectives on these developments. We invite contributions from a range of disciplines (including sociology, law, education, gender/women’s studies and psychology) in order to explore, analyse and critique:
- How recent government and HEI responses have framed GBV in universities;
- The scope, adequacy and potential of the legal and regulatory framework governing HEIs on how to address and prevent GBV;
- The inter-relationship between HEIs’ responses to GBV (including but not confined to disciplinary proceedings) and other forms of justice (including criminal justice, civil justice, and restorative justice);
- How the neo-liberalisation of HEIs impacts on university cultures, responses to GBV, and activism around GBV in universities;
- The role of student activists in bringing attention to GBV in universities and in holding universities to account for GBV amongst their staff and students;
- Conceptual frameworks which forefront ‘risk’, ‘safety’, ‘danger’ and ‘protection’;
- How prevention interventions might shift campus cultures;
- How universities are responding to increased expectations that they improve preventative measures and responses to GBV.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 6 January 2017.
PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second‘
Thursday 16 March 2017, 6pm
PROF STEPHEN CASE, Loughborough University
The Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS) model evolves youth justice beyond its contemporary risk focus and promotes a positive, principled, progressive and practical approach to the treatment of children in the Youth Justice System. This paper outlines the CFOS model as a manifesto for changing the Youth Justice System. The evolution, trajectory and practical realisation of CFOS positive youth justice will be discussed and animated with evidence from a twenty-year programme of associated reflective research in Swansea and the emerging success of an integrated, holistic and child-friendly delivery model in Surrey. The event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.
For more information: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/i4p/events/
March 17th 2017 -9.30am – 12.30pm
Is Relationship Education a key ingredient to successful Prison Safety and Reform?Special Guest Lecturer: Dr Galena Rhoades
Pact is at London South Bank University and welcomes Galena Rhoades who will share insights based on her research studies in the United States, and her work to develop ‘Within My Reach’ and other relationship education programmes with the PREP team in Denver. She will also provide some perspectives on the opportunities for applying some of this learning to support the aims of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper, and forthcoming Farmer Report.
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Visions of War and Terror: A seminar on collective violence
Monday 20 March 2017 (3-5pm)
Committee Room 2 (Barnet Town Hall), The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4AX
Speakers:Professor Eamonn Carrabine (Essex University), Co-Editor of ‘Crime, Media and Culture’: ‘Traces of Violence: Representing the Atrocities of War’
Professor Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool), Editor of the ‘British Journal of Criminology’: ‘Visions of the Deviant Soldier and the Politics of Vulnerability: from Vietnam to Afghanistan’
Chair: Professor Vincenzo Ruggiero, Department of Criminology and Sociology, CSCR
ALL WELCOME – FREE TO ATTEND
Wednesday 22 March 2017, 2 pm – 3 pm
Researching Women’s Incarceration in Northern Ireland: Professor Phil Scraton
Venue: Room G36, Richard Price Building, College of Law and Criminology, Singleton Campus, Swansea University, SA2 8PP.Swansea University
The Consortium for Sexuality Studies, the College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University are delighted to announce a seminar by Professor Phil Scraton PhD, Professor of Criminology in the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast
Reflecting on primary research carried out with Linda Moore, specifically with women prisoners in the North of Ireland, this paper considers the challenges facing critical researchers in accessing prisons, conducting independent research with prisoners and resisting official constraints on their work. It challenges official discourses that recast prisoners as ‘inmates’, solitary confinement as ‘special supervision’, prison hospitals as ‘healthcare centres’ and young offenders’ jails as ‘secure training colleges’. Against the backcloth of persistent egregious breaches of international rights standards it considers the incorporation of statutory and non-statutory professional organisations, including mechanisms for ‘independent’ monitoring whose role includes identifying rights abuses, inhuman and degrading treatment. In amplifying voices from the inside it exposes the institutionalised deceit of incarceration and the inherent obsolescence of the ‘prison project’.
Doing nothing in the face of institutionalised suffering implicates the witness-bearer. Who is a critical interventionist entering closed regimes other than one who bears witness, who delves beneath the surface, who ensures the voiceless are heard, who turns cases into issues and who exposes the hypocrisies of incarceration?
Who should attend the seminar?
This seminar is an opportunity for academics, researchers, policy makers, criminal justice agencies and third sector organisations to discuss and debate the vulnerability of females in custody. It will also be of interest to researchers and students of Social Sciences.
Refreshments will be provided.
Any questions please contact Gemma Bevan firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 30 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:00
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Speaker: Professor Mahmood Mamdani, Herbert Lehman Professor of Government, Columbia University
Chair: Professor Ash Amin CBE FBA, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President, British Academy
Drawing on the example of South Sudan, Professor Mamdani will consider whether the current international system of criminal justice is fit for purpose.
The lecture is free to attend but registration is required online at: www.britishacademy.ac.uk/events/global-perspectiveshow-should-we-think-justice-lessons-south-sudan
Understanding the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ in Context: A Workshop
Friday 31 March 2017, Law School, University College Cork, Ireland
This multidisciplinary workshop explores the meaning of the ‘right to be forgotten’. Participants will discuss the origins of this ‘right’, the particular privacy challenges of the digital era, legal and regulatory responses to these challenges and the impact of the ‘right to be forgotten’ on freedom of expression and the freedom to access information.
The event is generously supported by the Irish Research Council, New Horizons funding scheme. Anyone is welcome to attend this event and there is no charge but advance registration is necessary as places are limited.
Please contact email@example.com by 1 March 2017 to reserve a place.
Two-day Symposium: Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: Bioethical, Legal and Criminological Perspectives
3 and 4 April 2017, Swansea University
Neuroscience is a fascinating area of study, focusing on the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system in terms of their function and dysfunction. Modern neuro-interventions hold out the promise of non-invasively but directly, effectively, efficiently, and maybe even permanently, altering people’s mental capacities. This fast developing field of study raises profound questions for criminology as a discipline surrounding the administration of law, order and justice. This symposium brings together leading academics from the fields of bioethics, philosophy, medicine, criminology and law, to explore the policy, practice and pedagogical implications of a growing governmental and socio-legal emphasis on ‘neuro-crime’, for criminologists.
Places are limited, so if you are interested in attending please contact Dr Marty Chamberlain (firstname.lastname@example.org), with your expression of interest in attending.
Newcastle University, 5-7 April 2017
The SLSA annual conference will be held in Newcastle. The deadline for submissions is 6pm Monday 16 January 2017.
BARSEA Seminar – Policing, migration and national identity
Monday 22 May – Tuesday 23 May 2017
The seminar aims at exploring the new contours of policing under conditions of mass mobility and globalization, and the implications of the attendant changes to law enforcement practices and those subject to them. Amid heighten hostility towards migrants and stiffer migration controls, policing practices have been reshaped in tandem with border control imperatives in many countries around the world. This new law enforcement landscape begs important questions: How do migration control imperatives serve to reinforce longstanding policing practices towards racialized minorities? How do the people subject to them experience such practices? What are the social, cultural and institutional implications of the crime-immigration merge? How are conflicting goals in the enforcement of the law reconciled? What is the role the broader community is expected to play in contemporary law enforcement?
The seminar will bring together scholars working on border policing and inland enforcement, many of whom have done or are currently engaged in empirical studies, and span a range of disciplines, including criminology, philosophy, sociology and law. Confirmed speakers include: Leanne Weber (Monash), Juliet Stumpf (Lewis and Clark), Alpa Parmar (Oxford), Maximo Sozzo (Litoral), Amada Armenta (Pennsylvania), Giusseppe Campesi (Bari), Katerina Hadjimatheou (Warwick), Maartje van der Woude (Leiden) and Ben Bowling (King’s College London).
The seminar is co-hosted by Warwick Law School/CJC and Border Criminologies, and funded by the British Academy. It is open to the public although places are limited to 40. Please contact Ana Aliverti if you would like to attend or register your place online.
The link to the seminar website is accessible at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/research/centres/cjc/events/?calendarItem=094d43f558b57e090158b95528e56525
EU Criminal Justice Policy and Practice
26-27 June 2017, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Criminologists are especially encouraged to submit an abstract (deadline 1 February). More information at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2016/10/eu-criminal-justice-policy-and-practice–reflections-and-prospects
The ECPR’s Standing Group on Organised Crime Second International Conference
7-8 July 2017, University of Bath, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS)
Deadline for submissions March 1 2017.
For more details please see: http://www.sgoc2017.org/
Key note speakers:
Dr Annette Idler (Pembroke College and Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford)
Parosha Chandran (Human Rights Barrister, London)
Co-hosted by the Crime and Justice Research Centre (QUT) and the Asian Criminological Society
10-13th July 2017, Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns, Australia
This unique international conference is co-hosted by the Crime and Justice Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology and the Asian Criminological Society. The conference brings together the 9th Annual Conference for the Asian Criminological Society, and the 4th biennial International Conference for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. The purpose of co-hosting the two conferences is to promote a global criminology more befitting of the contemporary world in which we live.
International Meeting of Criminal Investigation
1 – 2, September, 2017
Gramado City, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
This event will promote discussions on criminal prosecution. Particularly, what is most current in the methods and techniques of investigation, in the collection of evidence, and in the judicial process.
THE SOCIETA’ ITALIANA DI STUDI SUL SECOLO DICIOTTESIMO AND THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES ANNOUNCE THE SIXTH ANGLO-ITALIAN JOINT CONFERENCE
Sapienza University of Rome, 13-15 September 2017.
CESARE BECCARIA’S ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN; LAW, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE. A TWO-WAY PERSPECTIVE
In 1767 Beccaria’s treatise appeared in English for the first time, under the title of An Essay on Crimes and Punishments. On the 250th anniversary of this translation, the conference intends to draw attention to the early reception of Beccaria’s text in the English-speaking countries and to his possible debt and contribution to contemporary British thought. Unlike the relations between Beccaria and the French world, which over the centuries have stimulated a considerable number of studies, the presence of England in Beccaria’s works and his own impact on British philosophy, politics and culture has, in general, been comparatively under-researched. We aim to start filling this gap.
This conference is calling for papers in order to help to map the cultural, philosophical, literary and political network linking the British and Anglo-American worlds with the Milanese group to which Beccaria and the Verri brothers belonged. We welcome papers focused on exchanges between English-speaking countries and northern Italy and vice versa. Possible subjects related to the theme of the conference might, for instance, include: Addison’s The Spectator and the works of the Milanese group; the presence of Italian intellectuals in the British academies of the time, and vice versa; the role of contemporary Italian expatriates in Britain and of British expatriates and travellers in Italy; newspapers and periodicals; pamphlets; the book-market; parliamentary debates, etc. From a philosophical perspective, possible topics might also include the textual presentation of the law, the debates relating to justice, torture, the death penalty, and science and happiness.
So the choice and methods of approach are set wide, in the hope of stimulating research across as broad a spectrum of intellectual activity as possible. In addition to the impact of Beccaria’s ideas on America’s Founding Fathers, on English penal theory and practice, and on Jeremy Bentham, a number of other possible subjects suggest themselves. These include Beccaria and various figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, poetry as well as novels (such as Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield, Godwin’s Caleb Williams, Radcliffe’s The Italian, and Holcroft’s Memoirs of Brian Perdue). The plenary speakers will be Gianni Francioni, General Editor of the National Edition of Beccaria’s works, and Philip Schofield, General Editor of the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.
Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers. Abstracts in Italian, English or French, of 200 words maximum, should be sent to John Dunkley (D2148@outlook.com) and Rosamaria Loretelli (email@example.com), headed ANGLO-ITALIAN CONFERENCE, by 15 January 2017.
The registration fee, which will cover a reception and two lunches, will be €70, to be transferred to the bank account of Sapienza Università di Roma, IBAN IT 71 I 02008 05227000400014148, BIC SWIFT code: UNCRITM1153, under the heading of “DIPARTIMENTO 316, ANGLO-ITALIAN CONFERENCE”, specifying the name of the payer in case it is not the bank account holder. Please, under the same heading also send a scanned receipt for the payment to the Executive Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 16th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 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.
More details to follow – check the website