Vol. 7. Selected papers from the 2004 British Criminology Conference, Portsmouth July 2004

Editor’s Note

This volume comprises of papers written up from a number of presentations given at the British Society of Criminology conference held at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS), University of Portsmouth, in July 2004. This conference, which takes place annually, attracted over 400 delegates from around the world. The feedback on the conference we have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and we feel that since so many people mentioned them, special thanks should go to the administrative staff of ICJS who worked so hard to assist all those contributors.

The articles included here cover a wide range of topics, which reflect the way in which criminology continues to expand, both in relation to the number of subject areas studied, and in respect of the number of contributing academic disciplines. There are articles on broad themes such as UN counter-terrorism initiatives and policy drivers in criminal justice. There are also articles on specific policy initiatives such as youth crime and the New Deal, domestic violence courts, and reassurance policing. There are further articles on specific parts of the criminal justice process such as an analysis of professional cultures within youth offending teams and exploration of the role of prisoners’ families. Finally, there is a detailed re-analysis of crime and age patterns and a situational crime prevention approach to car park crime in Seoul. We hope the diversity of the content ensures that this volume has relevance for all those who attended the conference and other with a interest in criminological research.

Publication submissions were encouraged from all presenters at the conference. The Editorial Board consisted of members of the ICJS Steering Committee for the conference at the University of Portsmouth and the Executive Committee of the British Society of Criminology. All nine articles are the result of full independent peer review by members of the Editorial Board and/or other academic criminologists.

Tom Ellis (University of Portsmouth)
Nikki McKenzie (University of Portsmouth)
Emma Wincup (University of Leeds)

‘Great Expectations?’: A Review of the Role of Prisoners’ Families in England and Wales

Reassurance Policing in Practice: Views from the Shop Floor

Car Park Crime and Security in South Korea: A Case Study of Seoul Apartment Complexes

The United Nations and Counter-terrorism After September 11: towards an assessment of the impact and prospects of counter-terror ‘spill-over’ into international criminal justice cooperation

Whose Justice? Principal drivers of criminal justice policy, their implications for stakeholders, and some foundations for critical policy departures

Is there a unifying professional culture in Youth Offending Teams? A research note

Patterns of Deviance Underlying the Age-Crime Curve. The Long Term Evidence.

‘Enhancing “Safety and Justice”: The Role of Specialist Domestic Violence Courts in England and Wales‘

Community Driven Youth Crime Prevention – Lessons from New Deal for Communities