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March 18, 2020 17:00 – 19:00
Mark Burns-Williamson OBE
Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
The word “slavery” conjures up images of shackles and transatlantic ships – depictions that have been consigned to the history books, but according to the Global Slavery Index, there are 40.3 million people held in slavery across the world today.
In this free seminar Mark will focus on the response to modern slavery, both across West Yorkshire and nationally, during his time in office.
FREE but registration required
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.
March 24, 2020 3pm
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP
“From ‘community policing’ to ‘plural policing’ provision: Evolving understandings of ‘policing’”
This is the fifth year of our successful Annual Policing Lecture. This year we are delighted to have Professor Philip Stenning of Griffith University, Brisbane Australia.
This is a free event.
Further details and instructions for booking can be found here
University of London
Wednesday March 25, 2020 4pm
Professor Sandra Walklate
How and under what conditions might femicide be prevented?
The term femicide, whilst contested, focuses attention on women killed at the hands of men known to them, as such has encouraged researchers and policy makers to consider the nature, extent and risks of such lethal acts of violence. Work in this area has drawn attention to the nature and extent of early deaths and reduced quality of life experienced by women as a result of their protracted exposure to violence(s) at the hands of the men in their lives. This we have called ‘slow femicide’ (Walklate et al 2020).
At the same time, following the UN call for the establishment of femicide observatories, the question of how to prevent such deaths has also risen up academic and policy agendas. The social ecological model of violence favoured by the UN has seeped into policy and practice responses with scant regard for the functionalist undertones associated with it and its subsequent inability to theorise the patriarchal social relationships, which underpin and frame the nature and extent of ‘slow femicide’. The result is an uncritical embrace of risk producing ‘thin’ counts and thereby actions amounting to ‘thin’ prevention. However only when we think of Patriarchy will ‘thick’ counts and ‘thick’ prevention result.
Free to attend but places must be booked in advance here
University of Greenwich
The Gender, Deviance and Society Research Unit Launch
Thursday March 26, 2020 6pm in QA175
The Gender, Deviance and Society Unit warmly invite you to the launch of their research unit and MSc Criminology Gender and Sexuality information evening. The event is open to any interested visitors, staff and students.
Finding ways to punish the failed mother: criminal law and newborn child death, Dr Emma Milne, University of Plymouth
RIP N1 – Closing Holloway Prison: the women’s voices, Dr Rachel Seoighe, University of Kent and Dr Carly Guest, University of Middlesex
Refreshments are available. Please book your free place here: http://flas-eventsgenderdeviancecrime.eventbrite.co.uk?s=118538055
If you are interested in the work of the Gender, Deviance, and Society Unit or the MSc Criminology, Gender and Sexuality but you cannot attend this event, please email us at Law@gre.ac.uk, or for the Master’s at S.L.Banwell@greenwich.ac.uk to stay in the loop about our future activities or to join our network.
The 25-day protest in 1990 at Strangeways prison in Manchester was the longest prison protest in British history.
On 1 April 2020 – 30 years to the day from the start of the protest – we will be holding a major conference in central London to discuss the past, present and future of prisons.
The root causes of the protests lay in many years of unjust and abusive prison policies and practices that affected not just Strangeways, but the British prison system as a whole. The conference will consider the deep history of British prisons, using the Strangeways protests as a signal moment in a wider history of problematic and abusive institutions.
April 23-24, 2020, Bangor University
Ethnography has proved to be a crucial methodology for entering and understanding the world of policing. The contemporary ‘pluralised’ policing field comprises a multiplicity of public, private and voluntary organisations, inviting new avenues for ethnographic research and debate. This two-day conference brings together policing scholars and practitioners to discuss and share insights from ethnographic fieldwork undertaken with policing actors and social control professionals across different contexts.
Working With Children That Hurt
April 27 2020
This one-day conference brings together a range of subject experts to explore the themes of juvenile firesetting by children and young people, childhood trauma and recovery, children impacted by parental imprisonment, and the effect of racism on children and teenagers’ resilience and identity.
• Joanna Foster, criminologist, on working creatively with children and young people who set fires;
• Betsy de Thierry, psychotherapist, discusses childhood trauma and repair;
• Lucy Baldwin, senior lecturer and researcher, explores the impact of maternal imprisonment on children;
• Susan Cousins, counsellor, talks about her own personal story of how racism affected her identity and wellbeing as a child and teenager.
The conference is hosted throughout by senior lecturer and former assistant chief probation officer Roz Morrison.
Who Should Attend ? All professionals working with children and teenagers. The conference is of particular interest to those from education, mental health, juvenile justice and the emergency services.
Cost Early bird rate of £195 +VAT per delegate, rising to £255 +VAT per delegate after 1 March 2020.
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ONE DAY CONFERENCE AND LEARNING EVENT
April 30, 2020
COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL, SCARSDALE PLACE, KENSINGTON, LONDON W8 5SY
DISCOUNT PRICE – £120 + vat FOR ALL BRITISH SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY MEMBERS
Chief Inspector Alastair Muir is Deputy Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit – a national centre of expertise in tackling violence. Working in partnership with Scottish Police and the Scottish Government the SVRU aims to prevent violence wherever it’s found from the streets, to classrooms, homes and workplaces. The SVRU has adopted a public health approach which treats violence as a disease and seeks to diagnose and analyse the root causes of violence in Scotland, then develop and evaluate solutions which can be scaled-up. The SRVU has moved on from campaigns focused on “stop and search” supported by metal detectors to projects aimed at prevention, diversion and support. Many forces are now looking to Scotland to find out how, as a country, they worked together to cut homicides by nearly 50% and reduce offensive weapon carrying by 64%. http://actiononviolence.org
Craig Pinkney is a Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist, Lecturer at the University College Birmingham and is one of the UK’s leading thinkers/doers in responding to Gangs and Serious Youth Violence. He is an JNC qualified Youth Worker with over 15 year’s experience as an Outreach Worker, Transformational Speaker, Gang Exit Strategist, Mediator, Mentor and Filmmaker. https://craigpinkney.com
Dr Andrew Whittaker is Associate Professor and Head of the Serious Violence research cluster at London South Bank University. Over the past 30 years he has been a practicing social worker and researcher into the risks faced by young people. He leads a programme of research into gangs and trauma informed approaches, including the award-winning ‘Postcodes to Profits’ gang study. He is currently a commissioner for the Poverty and Inequality Commission chaired by Baroness Tyler and an expert advisor to the UK What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. www.lsbu.ac.uk
John Poyton, is co-founder and CEO of Redthread, a London-based youth outreach charity. As a trained and experienced youth worker John took the reins of Redthread in 2009. He moved from a clinical practitioner role, working one to one with high-risk vulnerable young people, to lead on the vision and strategy for the organisation. Since then, Redthread has been working in partnership with London’s major trauma centre hospitals and has youth workers embedded in the A&E teams, working with victims to break the cycle of violence. In 2014 Redthread had a team of 7, now John leads a team of 30 and has embarked on plans to take their ground breaking model, having youth workers embedded within clinical teams, to hospitals in Nottingham and Birmingham. https://www.redthread.org.uk
Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs, and provides training for the professionals who work with them. They provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24, and training for social workers, youth workers, police, health professionals, foster carers and other audiences. Abianda was set up to address the gap in services for gang-affected young women and to change the way services are delivered to them, so they can more effectively respond to their needs. They do this through their unique model of practice – addressing the barriers that stop young women seeking help & working alongside them to design & deliver their services. http://abianda.com
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Ulster University Belfast Campus
May 6, 2020, 12.30-2pm
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 has been prominent amongst local campaigners in Belfast working for the inclusion of women and a gender perspective in post conflict peacebuilding and dealing with the legacy of the conflict. This Roundtable includes diverse perspectives from local activists on Resolution 1325, its utility as an advocacy tool, and its limitations.
This event is part of the WPS@20 seminar hosted by the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security by the United Nations Security Council.
FREE to attend but please register 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