Conference:’Crime’, Justice, and Control: The challenge of recession

37th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
Wednesday 26th – Saturday 29th August 2009
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom

‘Crime’, Justice, and Control: The challenge of recession

Times of recession tend to be periods of exclusion and repression which have profound implications for the lived realities of the powerless.   Alongside other social divisions, such age, ‘race’, disability and gender, times of increased economic hardship are likely to have significant repercussions for the governance of the poor, the unwanted and people with vulnerabilities. The aim of this conference is to place the latest capitalist economic recession into context, and specifically to consider its impact upon our understandings of ‘crime’, justice and control across Europe.

We would welcome papers on a range of issues connected to the theme of ‘Crime’, Justice and Control: The Challenge of Recession, grouped under the following six streams, broadly defined:

Recession, punishment and the control society Crime, harm and political economy Justice in transition and alternative justice paradigms Global freedom, local repression and diversity Social divisions and the application of the criminal law Marginalisation, exclusion and social controlWe would, of course, also welcome papers outside this theme, to reflect the wider interests of the European Group for the Study of Deviancy and Social Control.

For further details please contact Barbara Hudson, Rachel McErlain, Martin O’Brien or David Scott at the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Details of the conference venue and related information can be viewed at