Papers from the British Criminology Conference 2013

Vol. 13 ISSN 1759-0043

Criminology on Trial

Hosted by University of Wolverhampton

Editor’s Note

In 2013 the British Society of Criminology Conference was hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. Held from 2nd to 4th July the conference had the title “Criminology on trial”. Participants were invited to contribute to this online journal. We have maintained a rigorous review process and three papers made the final selection. All submitted papers were reviewed by at least two academics. In the first paper Lucy Welsh of the University of Kent considers the place of law within the magistrates’ court. In the second paper Deborah Platts-Fowler of the University of Leeds considers the 2011 rioting and looting that occurred across many British cities. She critiques other academics who have emphasised the role of consumerism, claiming that explanations are not just about the loot. For the third and final paper Daniel Briggs of the University of East London provides an illuminating ethnographic tale of life in the clubs and bars of Ibiza. The production of this journal is only possible with the assistance of colleagues who give their time freely. Thanks are due to all who submitted and all who reviewed articles.

Andrew Millie (Edge Hill University).

Editorial Board

Karen Bullock, University of Surrey; Andrew Millie, Edge Hill University

Other reviewers

Chris Greer, City University London; Jessica Jacobson, Birkbeck, University of London; David Nelken, Cardiff University; Peter Squires, University of Brighton; James Treadwell, University of Birmingham; Simon Winlow, Teesside University

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Disclaimer: This publication is made available on the understanding that the publisher, editors and authors will not accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions (express or implied) that it may contain. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the British Society of Criminology.

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Front pages

Andrew Millie

Are magistrates courts really a ‘law free zone? Participant observation and specialist use of language
Lucy Welsh

‘Beyond the loot’: Social disorder and urban unrest
Deborah Platts-Fowler

Capitalismo extremo, ideology and Ibiza: A new perspective of youth deviance and risk on holiday
Daniel Briggs