For more information on regional events please contact the regional convenors here
Adverts for events placed below and in our bulletin cost £130. The advert should be provided as word document and a logo (if required) needs to be a jpg.
Adverts requested by members for free events, jobs and studentships are placed free of charge.
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Open University, Milton Keynes
September 3, 2019
The Annual PLA Conference and Awards is a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments, previous award winners and share good practice. The event is free but registration is required..
Recovery and the Arts
Liverpool John Moores University
September 3, 2019
The conference is organised by the Faculty of Science at Liverpool John Moores University and will take place in the Everyman Theatre.
To kick-start National Recovery Month 2019, our conference profiles the fantastic work of the UK arts-based recovery community.
The conference has several aims. It aims to provide a platform for community arts-based projects to display latest work; it hopes to enable those in recovery to share their experiences of art-based recovery; and for academics to present and discuss their research. While the conference serves as a valuable knowledge exchange opportunity, it also aims to provide an opportunity for delegates to identify ‘gaps and needs’ in the arts-based recovery community and develop a plan for action.
Reading in prison
September 6, 2019
10:00-17:30, University of Roehampton, London
Prison Reading Groups and Give a Book are holding their annual ‘Reading in Prison’ event. The day will celebrate what books can do in prison and explore and debate the obstacles from both sides – organisations trying to run reading initiatives and the prison staff who make them happen. Speakers include Alli Black, Deputy Governor of HMP Kirkham, and award-winning author Patrice Lawrence.
Find out more here
21 – 23 October 2019
The 5th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH2019) will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 21-23 October, with additional pre-Conference meetings.
Symposium on Black Studies in Criminal Justice
October 30, 2019
11:30-16:00, Birmingham City University
The Black Studies Team at Birmingham City University (BCU) are holding a symposium on Black Studies in Criminal Justice. The aim is to bring together and engage criminal justice agencies, policy makers, practitioners, and educators, interested in developing workforce capability in: understanding contemporary issues on Black Studies in Criminal Justice; equality and diversity within the criminal justice system; widening participation in prison education; race and desistance strategies; research, evaluation, black studies and criminal justice. The day will include presentations from BCU staff and breakout sessions to share common experiences and challenges within the criminal justice system.
Register your interest here
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: email@example.com
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.
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