BSC Conference 2011

The British Society of Criminology is pleased to announce the 2011 Conference will be hosted by Northumbria University. This date for your diaries is 3-6th July 2011.

The conference theme is ‘Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice’. This encompasses the applied and theoretical nature of contemporary criminology.

A range of key issues and controversies connect to the main theme of the conference with specific emphasis on:
•       Economic crisis, public spending and the criminal justice sector
•       Recessional climates and the landscapes of criminal enterprise
•       The political economies of crime, crime control and criminal justice
•       Social exclusion, consumer culture and criminal enterprise
•       The academic and practitioner interface – global to North East
•       Fear, insecurity and victimisation
•       Global economies and local insecurities

Keynote Speakers:

Loic Wacquant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and researcher at the Centre de sociologie europeenne, Paris.  Loic’s research interests span across the theme of the conference and he will be speaking on the subject of social exclusion, criminality and recessional climates.

Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology and the Director of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. Ian is currently researching and writing about the commodification of security and will be speaking on the topic of economic crises, public spending and the Criminal Justice System.

Jill Peay is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics. Jill’s research specialisms are mental health law, decision-making and the treatment of mentally disordered offenders and she will be speaking on the subject of recession, crime and mental health.

Mike Levi is Professor at Cardiff University. Mike has been conducting international research on the control of white-collar crime, corruption and money laundering/financing of terrorism since 1972 and will be speaking on the subject of economic crises, criminal markets and organised crime.

Liz Kelly is Professor of Sexualised Violence and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University. Liz is currently involved in mapping legislation on violence against women and their children and homophobic violence across the European Union and will be speaking on the subject of economies and insecurities of crime and victimisation.
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Contact Details:
Conference Coordinator Tel: +44 (0) 191 227 3451
Web: www.northumbria.ac.uk/bscconference