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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 30 March
Title TBC Mike Adler (University of Edinburgh)
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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.
Wednesday 5 April 2017, Plymouth University.
The imminent activation of Article 50 will provide formal notification of the British intention to withdraw from membership of the EU. Our social, economic and political terrain is set to change, with far ranging and as yet uncertain implications. This free to attend one-day conference, organised by the iSPER Crime, Justice and Society research group, encourages papers that collectively illustrate the challenge of what we might call ‘Brexit Criminology’. Through a rejection of simplistic explanatory tropes, Brexit Criminology attempts to explore and understand the local, national and global forces which underpinned the referendum result. Looking to the future, a ‘Brexit Criminology’ must engage with wide ranging questions around immigration, employment, vulnerability and harm, and it is around these questions that the event will be centred.
- Professor Jon Garland (University of Surrey): Jon has published extensively on hate crime, the far-right, community and identity, and policing. He was co-investigator on the Leicester Hate Crime Project, the largest study of hate crime victimisation ever undertaken. He is co-author of ‘Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses’.
- Lisa McKenzie (London School of Economics): Lisa is a research fellow at the London School of Economics and a community and political activist, working on issues of social inequality and class stratification through ethnographic research. Her recent book was published January 2015 titled “Getting By’ Class inequity in Austerity Britain”. Lisa brings an unusual and innovative approach to research by means of her extensive experience of bringing the academic world and local community together.
- Professor Simon Winlow: Simon is Professor of Criminology at Teesside University and is author of ‘The Rise of the Right’, which illustrates with startling prescience the role of the mainstream left in creating the political conditions in which nationalist politics can flourish.
- Rowland Atkinson: Rowland is Chair in Inclusive Societies, at the University of Sheffield. His research crosses urban studies, sociology, geography and criminology and looks at different forms of exclusion and inequality. His work has focused on questions of wealth and poverty in societies and the often invisible harms generated by social inequality in urban settings. Rowland lead the first study of gated communities in the UK as well as the first key study of the rich in London and continues to work to connect the lives of the affluent to social problems.
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.
26 April 2017
Professor Ian Loader (Centre for Criminology, Oxford University)
Centre for Law, Policy and Society Annual Lecture (Sponsored by Hart Publishing) Southampton Law School Southampton University
“What has it meant to be a ‘liberal’ in recent controversies about crime control? In this lecture I set out to answer this question. My argument is that a particular variant of liberal ideology – termed by Judith Shklar ‘the liberalism of fear’ – has contested the politics of criminal justice over recent decades. This variant of liberalism is an ideology of protection – shaped by memory not hope, focused on cruelty and its prevention, worried about ‘excesses of official agents at every level of government’. My purpose in the lecture – which forms part of an extended project entitled ‘In search of a better politics of crime’ – is to offer a rational reconstruction of this strand of liberal ideology. What are its central commitments? What vision of crime governance does it articulate and defend? What are its virtues, and its faults and silences? What elements of this worldview should a better politics of crime retain, discard or adapt? In the aftermath of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, when liberal ideals are contested and in retreat, this kind of ideological appraisal seems both an important and pressing task.”
All welcome. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hart-lecture-crime-justice-and-the-liberalism-of-fear-an-ideological-appraisal-registration-32320902690 Any queries to: Dr Harry Annison (email@example.com)
Annual Graduate Conference, 12 May 2017
To be held at the Freeman Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton.
The Conference will provide doctoral students from all stages and early career researchers an opportunity to showcase their research to academic peers and researchers from all over the country. The Conference will also provide its participants a platform to network with fellow academics and researchers to create and strengthen professional relationships.
We welcome submissions from doctoral students and early career researchers engaging with any aspect of crime, criminal law or criminology. Researchers engaging with crime or criminal law from an interdisciplinary, transnational or international perspective are also encouraged to apply.
Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a title and abstract of no longer than 500 words via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email should be ‘CRCGC’.
The closing date for receipt of abstracts is 1st April 2017.
Successful applicants will be informed by 10th April 2017 and will be invited to provide a 1000 word blog-style paper to be published on LaPSe of Reason, the blog of the School of Law, Politics and Sociology at Sussex.
Those interested in attending the event can register at:
Registration is free of charge.
For further information, please visit our website
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/crime/newsandevents/gradconference and Twitter @SussexCRC. For enquiries, please email Quratulain Jahangir (Annie) at email@example.com or Stavros Demetriou at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Policing Futures: Contexts, Practices and Debates
Wednesday 7 June 2017
This is a call for papers for a forthcoming one-day postgraduate research (PGR) conference hosted by the University of Leeds School of Law.
Also supported by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre’s Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway, and the N8 Policing Research Partnership, the conference will facilitate a vibrant and constructive forum in which postgraduate researchers are encouraged to present their research on the developing contexts, practices and debates inherent within contemporary policing. The format is particularly suited to presenting research in progress, and for developing new and existing networks between postgraduate researchers within the broader policing field. The conference will also feature contributions from a number of established scholars, including a keynote address from Dr Ben Bradford (University of Oxford).
The conference organizing committee invites the submission of abstracts within the following broad themes:
- Policing in context: submissions may include research on transnational policing, plural policing, and policing and the media
- The practice of policing: submissions may include research on policing and crime reduction, models of policing, criminal investigation, drugs policing, policing organised crime, policing terror, and policing cybercrime
- Themes and debates in policing: submissions may include research on policing, race and ethnicity, policing young people, policing and gender, and police ethics and accountability.
Please note that the above criteria are merely intended as guidance – submissions on the periphery of these themes will also be considered. Timing allocations are strictly limited to 20 minutes per person.
Abstracts of no more than 350 words should be submitted to Jennifer Healy (email@example.com), no later than 17:00 on Thursday 13th April 2017.
Registration is currently priced at £10 for BSA members, and £25 for non-BSA members.
BSC members can take advantage of the reciprocal agreement between the BSC and the BSA and register for £10 when citing their BSC membership number. They should email Sandria Charalambous (BSA Events Team, firstname.lastname@example.org) and cite their BSC membership number.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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: email@example.com
Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness
21–22 March 2018, Keble College Oxford
Our relationship with justice is complex. Justice and the systems for delivering (criminal) justice are often criticised but rarely is there a credible, achievable challenge to the status quo proposed: most want to tinker around the edges. We are witnessing a global climate of mistrust and challenge to the establishment, political elites as well as justice leadership. The time is right to consider the way we do justice and what we want the justice system to achieve.
The conference will shine a light on seemingly intransigent aspects of justice systems including what equality and legitimacy mean 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King and why prison is still so central to justice responses to crime. It will also seek to develop thinking on the changing dynamics of crime with the increasing prominence of cybercrime and fraud but also the impact of the changing nature of public discourse, with the rise of social media, on justice debates.
Further information can be found at: http://howardleague.org/events/redesigning-justice-promoting-civil-rights-trust-and-fairness/
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