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October 16, 2018
‘Searching for a way out – The dilemma of the sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP)’
This free event is aimed at those working in the criminal justice system, those who can influence policy, those concerned about IPP prisoners, mental health professionals and interested people from faith communities. The conference will include prisoners speaking about their experience, followed by keynote speakers from the Parole Board, Prison Reform Trust and the National Probation Service. Workshops will explore some of the issues in more depth.
A CONFERENCE ON THE INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO SAFE PUBLIC PLACES
October 17 & 18, 2018
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
- Liz Kelly, London, Metropolitan University, UK
- Juma Assiago, Global Coordinator of the Safer Cities Programme at UN-Habitat
- ElsaMarie D’silva, SafeCity Initiative, India
- Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris,UCLA , USA
- Reza Arjmand, Lund University, Sweden
- Katja Grillner, KTH, Sweden
- Zozan Inci, Roks, the National Organisation for Women’s Shelters, Sweden
- Fionna Gray, Durham University, UK
- Anna Möller, Emergency Clinic for Rape Victims, SÖS, Sweden
An individual’s right to safe public places is also highly dependent on society’s norms and structures that either promote or limit one’s freedom to move around without hinderance or fear. Therefore, the first day of the conference will focus on trends and patterns in country-specific structures and ‘infrastructures’ that deal with victimisation and lack of safety. On the second day, the debate turns to questions about what is needed to promote change. The focus will be on research and policies aimed at improving individual mobility and at promoting safe urban public places. This interdisciplinary forum offers 2 days of discussions about the individual’s right to safe public places in national and international contexts.
This event appeals to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The conference offers examples of state-of-the-art research and crime prevention practices from Europe, the UK, the USA, Africa, South America and Australia.
Abstract submission: 1st May to 16th September 2018.
The conference is free of charge but registration is mandatory by October 12, 2018.
21-24 October 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
October 22, 2018 – 16.00-19.00
The Boardroom, the College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW44BT
A discussion of the rise in hate crime in Europe with panel members including Patti Boulaye OBE, former Met Police superintendent Leroy Logan MBE, Chair of the London Board advising the Youth Violence Commission (YVC) at the All Party Parliamentary Group on YVC, and Juliet Ryan CEO of the Working Action Group, whose son made headline news when his school shirt was daubed with racist abuse on his last day.
This event is free but registration is required here
October 26, 2018
Women and the Criminal Justice System: Failing Victims and Offenders?
The Boardroom C219-20, 2nd Floor College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT.
Free but registration required here
Saturday 3 November 2018 9.30am–3.00pm
Ip-City Centre 1 Bath Street, Ipswich, IP2 8SD
Organised by University of Suffolk and University of Essex
We are thrilled to announce an interesting conference to discuss community-based approaches to tackling domestic abuse. The event will present findings and ongoing work from various research projects on domestic abuse at the University of Suffolk and University of Essex, to highlight learning from local provision as well as sharing good practice. The event will also encourage open discussions on “What Works” and feature talks from a range of professionals delivering and funding practical community-based domestic abuse programmes as well as networking opportunities.
The identified themes include (but are not limited to): criminal justice and civil justice; housing; health; money; identity; prevention and protection. This event will appeal to those interested in learning more about community-based projects which show promise for national replication in dealing with domestic abuse.
Alison Inman OBE Chartered Institute of Housing
Bonnie Navarra Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales
Matt Bland Cambridge Centre for Evidence Based Policing
Professor Nigel South University of Essex
Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs Surviving Economic Abuse
Dr Olumide Adisa University of Suffolk
Heidi Dix University of Suffolk
Dr Kathryn Hodges Women@theWell
… and much more!
Attendance is free of charge but please book your place now as spaces are limited. Free parking. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.
November 7, 2018
What have the following got in common? Swearing? Walking more than 4 dogs? Loitering? They are all examples of behaviours that have been banned by different local authorities after they were granted new powers to improve the quality of life in their area by imposing public spaces protection orders. Are you someone who is interested in how public spaces are being used and/or managed? If so, we’d like to hear from you! Please join us for this interactive event which will bring together members of the public and other interested parties such as: the police, lawyers, charities, human rights groups and local authorities to discuss the use of public spaces protection orders by drawing on a variety of real-life examples from practice, and the implications for vulnerable groups.
Led by Jill Dickinson, Sheffield Hallam University.
Free event but registration required at Eventbrite
The event will include:
- An insightful and interesting panel debate involving experts in the voluntary sector
- A presentation from CEO Anne Fox on Clinks’ strategy up to 2022, and the findings from the Clinks roadshows
- A fantastic opportunity to meet Clinks staff and trustees, old and new, and network with others in the sector.
The event will also provide a chance to thank our current chair Dame Anne Owers, who has served us well and is stepping down at the end of her term.
We will begin at 4.30pm and finish with a reception at 7.30pm where food will be provided by our members The Clink. This event will also include our Annual General Meeting (AGM) – look out for the formal notice for the AGM which will be sent out in early October.
This is a free event but you must register here
Policing and Intelligence Work Seminar
10:00am – 11:30am, Thursday November 22, 2018.
Maitland room, Iris Murdoch building at the University of Stirling, FK9 4LA. (Interactive Campus map available here)
This is a free seminar hosted by the Crime and Justice Research Group in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling. Please RSVP to Dr Hannah Graham: email@example.com
Mind the grass! Exploring the assessment informant coverage in policing and law enforcement
Speaker: Dr Colin Atkinson, University of the West of Scotland
Discussant presentation: Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling.
Seminar Chair: Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling.
Crime Surveys User Conference 2018
Monday November 26, 2018
The annual Crime Surveys User Conference, organised by the UK Data Service, is free to attend and will be held in London. The programme will contain a mixture of presentations from data producers, including the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and researchers who use crime-related data. We would like to invite offers of presentations based on analysis of the UK crime surveys available from the UK Data Service, such as the Crime Survey for England and Wales, the Commercial Victimisation Survey, and the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. Please send offers of a paper, including a title and a 200-word abstract, to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday 30 September.
We will evaluate all abstracts and notify authors after the selection process. A detailed programme of presentations will be provided prior to the conference. Booking will open when the programme has been finalilsed. See details of previous user conferences: Crime Surveys User Conference 2016 and Crime Surveys User Conference 2017.
Follow the event on Twitter: #UKDSCrime18
Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges
December 4, 2018
South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Globally, there is a growing recognition of a shared common ground between police and public health services. For example, the areas of mental health distress, domestic abuse, substance use, knife violence, missing persons, custody care and cyber-bullying, to name a few, all have a clear cross–agency remit. This in turn sees an emerging vision for contemporary collaborative police and public health fields of practice, which more effectively and efficiently address the complex needs of people and communities. Yet, the links between policing and health are inextricable, with the intersections still poorly understood. Policing and public health practice, education and research has evolved through two distinctly different systems with divergent cultures, roots, and practices.
In Scotland the main purpose of policing, enshrined in the Police and Fire Reform Scotland Act (2012), is to ‘improve the safety and well-being of persons, localities and communities’. The aim of the SIPR conference is to start to dissect policing and public health issues, recognise emerging themes, identify what works, where new opportunities lie, and help build police-public health partnerships that are effective, accountable, sustainable and inclusive.
We are particularly pleased to welcome Professor Nick Crofts, who will present this year’s James Smart Memorial Lecture.
|The 31st Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) conference will be held at the University of Melbourne from 4 – 7 December 2018.
The theme of the ANZSOC 2018 Conference is
‘ENCOUNTERING CRIME: DOING JUSTICE’.
This theme speaks to the many ways we encounter crime and find ways of doing justice – across time, place and scale – from the everyday to the extraordinary, the interpersonal to the international.
As well as exciting international and local keynotes – to be announced shortly, watch this space! – the program will include a wide range of presentations, plenary and round-table sessions.
The conference will also include a number of collaborative conversations between researchers, policy-makers, civil society and practitioners.
You are invited and encouraged to join in a robust exchange of voices, visions and experiences of crime, criminology, criminal justice and justice more broadly conceived.
Abstract submissions are now open! Please go to the website for more information: http://anzsoc2018.com
December 10, 2018
The criminal courtroom is undergoing a shift wherein its outcomes are now more readily available to the public via digital media, and its processes and practices are increasingly likely to rely on audio-visual technology. From the move towards online courts, to the increased reliance on photographic evidence, from the recent introduction of courtroom broadcasting to the use of live-link video for witness testimony, the twenty-first century courtroom is steadily moving into a virtual realm.
This one-day symposium explores the emergence, implications, and impact of these new technologies of transmission in the courtroom. The event is interdisciplinary, and brings together speakers from law, sociology, criminology, media and communication studies, and the arts. Discussion will focus on three inter-related topics: the as-live transmission of court and inquiry proceedings via tweets and video footage; the use of live link technology and visual evidence in criminal trials; and the move towards online adjudication and sanctions (the so-called ‘virtual courtroom’). In creating a space to consider these important developments alongside one another, the symposium seeks to develop shared insights around the key themes of transparency, visuality, and mediatization. A key concern will be what’s lost – if anything – in the turn towards visual and digital technologies in the courtroom, and the effects of mediation on jurors, witnesses, defendants, and the public.
This event is sponsored by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath.
Places are free, but must be reserved in advance.
Prof. Leif Dahlberg, Professor of Communications, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Prof. Louise Ellison, Professor of Law, University of Leeds, UK
Dr Megan Knight, School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Dr. Peter Manning, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bath, UK
Dr Dawn Moore, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University, Canada
Dr Sarah Moore, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bath, UK
Dr Olivia Smith, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Dr Jenni Ward, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Middlesex University, UK
Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
Free to attend
HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is continuing to engage with practising legal professionals and professional court users about our £1bn courts and tribunals reform programme.
We are hosting a series of face-to-face and online events, organised by jurisdiction and topic. These events will enable participants to increase their knowledge and understanding, provide feedback, and ask questions about the progress and ambitions of the reform programme.
This event, which will also be of interest to the Crown Prosecution Service and representatives from the police, will include an introduction, overview of crime reform, live demonstrations, and Q&A.
This session aims to showcase the crime area of the reform programme and how it will support digital working throughout the criminal courts; enable all participants in the criminal justice system to work from the same information to reduce duplication of effort; and introduce more consistent working practices.
January 25, 2019
Hosted by the Consortium for Sexuality Studies, Swansea University
The conference will provide a supportive environment to discuss all aspects of researching sex work.
This free conference will be of interest to researchers, students, sex workers and activists who have an interest in issues related to the sex industry globally and within the UK
Those wishing to present should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Debbie Jones by Friday November 30th
Register on Eventbrite
The morning will be dedicated to presentations by postgraduate researchers and the afternoon will focus on three workshop sessions, chaired by members of the SWRH:
- Workshop 1 – Methods, ethics and risk
- Workshop 2 – Getting the most out of your supervisor
- Workshop 3 – Building your CV and making an impact
We are delighted that Dr Belinda Brooks- Gordon has agreed to give the keynote address and this year, presentations will take place in the morning with a series of workshops in the afternoon and we hope to arrange a social event in the evening.