For more information on regional events please contact the regional convenors here
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Adverts requested by members for free events, jobs and studentships are placed free of charge.
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November 26, 2019
The Police Foundation’s 2019 annual conference will explore the role of community engagement and its importance to the challenges and opportunities the police face, both now and in the future.
As society changes so must the police. Crime and vulnerability are changing, communities are becoming more diverse and technology is transforming all aspects of our lives. The police must find new ways to maintain the confidence and cooperation of the public.
Confirmed speakers include:
Sir George Hamilton QPM, former Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland
Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable, Hampshire Constabulary
Professor Ben Bradford, Director, Institute for Global City Policing, UCL Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science
Attendees will also be the first to hear about our ground-breaking research findings on understanding the public’s priorities for policing which looked at what the public want and their understanding of what the police do in 2019.
Who should attend?
The conference will bring together police officers from all ranks, Police and Crime Commissioners, academics and police partners in private and third sectors.
See the full event details here
In the spirit of austerity, the Foundation is offering a 10% discount to all police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF10 when booking online.
We are also offering the following discounts (available on request)
- 20% discount to selected Police Foundation partners
- 50% discount to students
BSC members participated in a draw for a space at this conference and BSC member Sarah Charman won this draw. Congratulations to her.
Refunds: Cancellations received before 27 September 2019 will be refunded minus a 20% admin fee. Regrettably, no refunds can be processed after that date. Transfer of places can be made, in writing at any time.
Contact the organiser: Judy.Mackay@police-foundation.org.uk
Register at Eventbrite
The Nuffield Foundation
Mismatch in higher education
Thursday 5 December from 10:30 till 13:30.
The seminar, chaired by Mary Curnock Cook, will summarise findings from new research, led by Dr Gill Wyness of the UCL Institute of Education about the extent of ‘match’ between student academic credentials and the course they attend, the characteristics of students more likely to mismatch, the impact of this on university and labour market outcomes.
The researchers will present findings about the extent to which students from lower income families are missing out on opportunities to attend high-ranking universities, even though they have the right A Level results. The event aims to bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss these findings and consider the implications for how universities and the broader education system can support these students when choosing university courses.
Lastly, please note that due to the constraints of our listed Georgian building, we are sadly unable to provide access or facilities for wheelchair users. If you have mobility needs, please contact us for guidance in advance of the meeting. Please also contact us in advance if you require a hearing loop.
For further information on this seminar, and how to register, please contact email@example.com
The 5th Annual SIPR Postgraduate Symposium
Edinburgh Monday 9th December 2019
This symposium offers an excellent opportunity for students to have their work shared to a wide academic and professional audience with a view to making an impact on policing in Scotland.
Registration is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided to attendees.
Digital Policing: ethical challenges regarding the role of technology in policing
December 10, 2019
This year the SIPC will explore ethical, legal and societal concerns raised by the incorporation of various forms of technology and the challenge of policing in a digital sphere. This may range from a consideration of the introduction of mobile working into police organisations, body worn cameras, facial recognition software, artificial intelligence, to social media, cyber security, surveillance and digital forensics, for example. A number of areas are worth considering e.g. public perceptions, experiences and police legitimacy; the impact on police officers and the ability of policing organisations to fulfil their functions; and implications for regulation and governance.
Free to attend
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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH ASIAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY AND VICTIMOLOGY (SASCV) – 2020
The Future of Crime and Victimization: Issues of Governance and Policy
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
January 30-31, 2020
The SASCV 2020 Conference is hosted and Organized by the Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University (A Public funded, State University under section 2f of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956), Lavad, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India in collaboration with the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV).
Conference Website: www.sascv.org/conf2020
57th Annual Meeting
March 24-28, 2020
Envisioning Justice: From Local to Global
Bursting with relevant, timely, and thought-provoking educational sessions, this meeting provides members the opportunity to learn, grow, network and rejuvenate in a location that embodies the charm of a treasured city.
Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio’s bold spirit and historic legacies make it an ideal business or destination location. Come experience its rich culture, art, music and cuisine. Influenced by the cultures of Spain, Germany and Mexico; among others, San Antonio is home to a welcoming, diverse community with plenty to see and do.
Two-day international conference to be held at Keble College, Oxford
Tuesday 31 March – Wednesday 1 April 2020
How social harms are understood, questioned and tackled can have a profound effect on how communities approach crime and justice. This conference comes at a time when communities across the world are experiencing change and uncertainly affecting how they understand themselves and challenges to the status quo. Coping with, responding to and supporting such uncertainty and change brings challenges for political institutions, criminal justice agencies and civic society in developing values, strategies and systems.
We will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and those directly affected by the criminal justice system to discuss, reflect on and suggest alternative strategies.
The Howard League’s conference will consider the intersection of issues relating to crime, justice and social harms. Building on the Howard League’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling and the burgeoning international concern around it, we are keen to explore the impact of problem gambling on patterns of crime and the societal harms that link crime and problem gambling.
We will be announcing speakers soon.
Call for Papers
The Howard League is looking for papers from academics, policy makers, practitioners, PhD students and researchers from within the criminological and legal disciplines, however we are also keen to include contributions from fields of study including philosophy, geography, political science and economics.
We will consider theoretical, policy, practice-based and more innovative contributions around a wide range of issues that encompass the broad theme of justice and the wider conference themes. We would particularly welcome papers on the following themes, however other topics will also be positively considered.
- political instability, austerity and social change
- addictions as a social harm including gambling, drugs and alcohol
- racism as a social harm
- cybercrime, technology and social media
- sentencing and legal change
- the role of probation, prisons and the criminal justice system in responding to social harms
- community and civil society’s responses to social harms
- relationships and responsibility of social, health and (criminal) justice
- gender, men and masculinities
- equality and social justice
- women, gender and justice
- overuse of the penal system: mass imprisonment, mass supervision and mass surveillance
- poverty and criminal justice
- domestic violence as a social harm
- young people, young adults – social justice and criminal justice
victims of crime in a social harm context
Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and include a title and 4–5 key words. Your submission should be submitted in English. Papers will normally be presented in panel sessions with 3 or 4 papers presented in either slots of 20 or 15 minutes, followed by 20/30 minutes discussion. This conference is particularly interested in and will respond positively to papers that incorporate participatory and creative methods to discuss ideas and findings, lightning talks, panels, or roundtables. We will ask you indicate your preferred method of delivering your paper. Include the proposer’s name and contact details along with the job title or role. Please submit abstracts via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Monday 2 December 2019.
Decisions will be made by Wednesday 8 January 2020.
All participants, whether presenting a paper or not, are expected to pay conference fees.
Further information and conference costs available here:
Southern Criminal Justice Association
September 9-12, 2020
Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
In addition to the stellar panels and fellowship that have made Southern conference the top regional criminology conference, we’ve planned a special emphasis on how we expand the reach of our scholarship and teaching in meaningful ways to recognize and value the importance of interdisciplinary outreach and implications. Thematic presentations, discussions, and roundtables will largely focus on this theme.
For full details see the website