Wednesday 24th February 5-6 pm ECR informal meet up
All Early Career Researchers are invited to attend our first meet up via Zoom.
Thank to those who complete our questionnaire last year – we have arranged the following in response to your feedback. We are conscious of the many pressures everyone is experiencing currently and wish to set up a safe space for discussion about research, surviving online teaching, juggling PhD, managing workload, uncertainty and anything else you wish to talk about!
This will be an informal catch up which also provides the opportunity for you to meet with peers.
We hope to run more of these over the forthcoming months, current suggested themes include writing book proposals, applying for jobs, grant writing but we welcome suggestions from attendees.
Please register via Eventbrite
Contact Jayne Price for further details: email@example.com
March 29, 2021 – 9.30am – 12.30pm
This interdisciplinary event brings together academics from Criminology, Arts & Humanities, Education, and practitioners from the Criminal Justice System to share innovation in learning and teaching. The event is joint-funded by the British Society of Criminology Learning and Teaching Network and the Welsh Branch of the British Society of Criminology, and hosted by Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.
The day focuses on the role of Public Criminology from a Public Education viewpoint, more specifically:
- Higher Education’s role in facilitating desistance from offending.
- The potential of co-production between academics and young people engaged in education to reduce future offending
- The impact of public education programmes in bringing about change to policy and practice
The presentations will provide practical examples of teaching practice in Public Education, with speakers sharing how they have reconceptualised Public Criminology. As such, the day will appeal to those interested in the role of Criminology and its ability, through learning and teaching, to make a different to individuals and society. The event will also be of interest to those new to teaching, postgraduate research students wishing to develop their skills in this area, and those looking to develop Impact Case Studies.
Please email any queries to:
- Associate Professor Debbie Jones, Department of Criminology, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University
- Associate Professor Mark Jones, College of Arts & Humanities, Swansea University.
- Dr Anthony Charles, Department of Criminology, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University
Registration via Eventbrite
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Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
22-26 February, 2021
February 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the Woolf report into the Strangeways prison protest; the longest and most significant prison protest in British prison history.
To mark this important occasion we are organising a series of online events between 22 and 26 February 2021.
Over five days, a range of expert speakers will discuss the events around the Strangeways prison protest, the official response, what has happened in prisons the intervening years, and what the future might hold.
Online | Free to attend
February 25, 2021 12-2pm (GMT)
This lunchtime event is specifically aimed at Sociology and Criminology ECRs and
PhDs, to address challenges and opportunities for online research in the digital age and during the
current global pandemic.
This workshop will take place on Zoom
Dr Emma Seddon: Twitter data and Research: practicalities, ethics and opportunities
Emma Seddon is a research associate working on the Gendered Journeys project in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. She recently finished her PhD in Sociology and Social Research at Newcastle University, where she used mixed methods to explore professional identity and professionalism in self-employment.
Dr Wendy Fitzgibbon: Photovoice in the digital age
Wendy Fitzgibbon’s first career was in the probation service. Wendy moved into academic work in 2003, completing her PhD in 2008. She has worked at University of Leicester where she has been a Reader in Criminology since 2016. With an orientation to the criminal justice area, Wendy has maintained a strong network among practitioners especially in the probation service and associated voluntary sector organisations.
Online | Free to attend
March 4, 2021
You are invited to the launch of a new research unit in the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University. We are delighted to be joined by Professor Jeff Ferrell for this virtual launch. His talk will be followed by shorter presentations from members of the Edge Hill team.
9.30 am Introductions
Guest speaker – Jeff Ferrell, Professor of Sociology, Texas Christian University
Andrew Millie , Professor of Criminology – Criminology and public theology
Eleanor Peters, Senior Lecturer in Criminology – Using human rights (and harms) to analyse music
Sharon Dickinson, PhD. candidate – Excluded from the Streets – Skateboarding in Manchester.
Alaina Weir, PhD Candidate and GTA – An Exploration of the Influences and Impacts of Consumerism on Young Females’ Identity: Critical Criminology within the Cultural Boundaries of Social Media
Details of the PCLC research unit
Further details of the event contact Dr Eleanor Peters email@example.com
Online | Free to attend
Thursday 4th March, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon David Lammy MP and Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, will discuss the Labour Party’s view on re-offending and the support required by prison leavers, the impact of COVID and the upcoming probation reunification.
Seminar series at London South Bank University
All seminars start at 3:30 pm. Free. On-line. Open to all.
Dr Tara Young
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Title: “It’s tantalising evidence …. but you’ve got to look at the wider picture.” – Social media as evidence in joint enterprise cases (co-author Susie Hulley, Cambridge)
Dr Esmorie Miller
Wednesday, 28th April 2021
Title: What’s it all About Jose? The Historic Invention of Black, Racialized Deviant, in English Youth Justice
Dr Deborah Jump
Wednesday, 5th May 2021 (new date)
Title: Cure de Jour: exploring the potential of boxing as a mechanism for change among vulnerable groups
Dr Federica Rossi
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
Title: Clemency in punitive times: the declining use of amnesty and pardon in Italy and France
Professor Steve Tombs
Wednesday 9th June 2021 (new date)
Title: States, Corporations and the Production of Social Harm
Online | Free to attend
Crime does not occur randomly, it tends to be concentrated in places that are ‘risky’. These places include a range of settings such as convenience stores, parks, and transit stations, even confined to particular street corners, depending on the crime. However, our understanding of the places and settings that attract disproportionately high levels of crimes is still in its infancy.
In this seminar series, we invite prominent national and international scholars to offer us their perspective on the nature of risky places for crime and policy responses in different contexts.
Register for the webinar via ZOOM
11/03/2021 – Andrew Newton, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Public Transit – Risky facilities and ‘busyness’
18/03/2021 – Douglas Wiebe, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
How can paths be risky
25/03/2021 – Mangai Natarajan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, USA
Airports as Risky Facilities
(more dates to be announced)
All lectures will be held in English. The chairs of the series are Prof. Vania Ceccato, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Associate Professor Andrew Newton, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
More information here
Wednesday March 17, 9.30 to 11.00am (GMT).
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, no environment looked riper for explosive outbreaks than prisons. Cramped, crowded, insanitary, full of people with conditions that make them more susceptible to serious illness, and with high levels of staff and prisoner churn, many feared for the worst. In England and Wales, fewer prisoners died in the first wave than many had feared. It could have been a lot worse. But could it have been a lot better?
In this webinar we will discuss:
- What have we learnt about how to manage pandemics in prisons here and abroad?
- What went right?
- What went wrong?
- What could have been done differently?
- What would an ideal strategy look like next time?
- Professor Richard Coker, Emeritus Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Dr Alves da Costa, World Health Organisation European Health, Alcohol, Illicit Drugs and Prison Health Programme
- Professor Nick Hardwick, Professor of Criminal Justice, Royal Holloway University
You can register your place here.
Online | Free to attend | Donations welcome
Centre for Criminology (University of Essex)
March 18, 2021
Dr Lambros Fatsis, The University of Brighton, ‘Beat Cops: What the Policing of UK Grime & Drill Music Teaches us about Police Racism in the UK’. 4-5pm on Zoom.
For details of ZOOM invitations please contact: Anna Di Ronco firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research
SCCJR have collated a list of online events. See them here:
March 22-24, 2021
The LEPH2021 Conference Directors and Organisers are pleased to announce that the conference will take place as scheduled but as a virtual event.
See website for more details
Ex-Combatants’ Claims to Moral Legitimacy
May 12, 2021 • 17-18:30h (UK time)
This lecture uses data from research on male and female ex-combatants in Northern Ireland, Republican and Loyalist, to address the moral claims to legitimacy they make in order to render their decision to engage in violence as rational and inevitable. These claims do not denude them of moral responsibility for their actions, but frame their actions as morally legitimate as a way of managing the problem of moral responsibility. Six claims to moral legitimacy are made: they were reluctant combatants; the decision to take up arms and to continue was emotionally problematic and not lightly taken; they were protecting their own community; they have been heavily involved in subsequent conflict transformation; the legacy of that decision leaves heavy suffering and costs to this day; and people should be judged on what they do now for conflict transformation, not on the past.
John David Brewer HDSSc, MRIA, FRSE, FAcSS, FRSA and is a former President of the British Sociological Association and Professor of Post Conflict Studies in the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast and Honorary Professor Extraordinary, Stellenbosch University . He is a member of the United Nations Roster of Global Experts for his work on peace processes. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2012 from Brunel University for services to social science. John Brewer is Series Editor for the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict Book Series and Co-Editor of the Bristol University Press Book Series on Public Sociology.
June 24-25, 2021
This workshop is co-hosted by the Global Criminal Justice Hub of the Oxford Centre for Criminology (United Kingdom), and the Programa Delito y Sociedad, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina).
This workshop is a response to the historical Northern, Western-centric feature of criminology and the unequal relations of subordination and dependency which has shaped the production of knowledge in the field. It aims to bring contemporary changes and historical continuities in punishment in peripheral countries into the centre of the discussion. We welcome contributions which engage with punishment at peripheral contexts, broadly speaking, and shed light into the complexities of penal trends in these societies, both in relation to change but also persistence, describing and explaining them from different methodological and theoretical perspectives. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the legacies of imperialism and colonialism in order to understand contemporary penality in postcolonial contexts as well as the importance of travels from the central countries of penal ideas and techniques that influenced penal practices in peripheral contexts.
See website for more details
Hybrid or Online | Free to attend
July 7, 2021
Part of the University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Studies’ workshop series.
This workshop will explore ‘online harms’ in youth digital culture. There is ongoing public and political debate around protecting young people from online harms and the risks connected to their use of digital media. These risks and harms relate to sex and relationships, exploitation and grooming, (cyber)bullying and harassment, ‘addiction’ and overuse of digital media, among other issues.
The call for contributors is now open and registrations will open on 22nd March.
Professor Andy Phippen, University of Plymouth
Professor Emma Bond, University of Suffolk
Dr Emily Setty, University of Surrey
Dr Emily Setty, Department of Sociology
Online | Free to attend