2nd September 2015

eurocrimThe SCCJR is very well represented at Eurocrim2015, the 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology taking place this week in Porto, Portugal.

Our academics will be speaking on a wide range of topics, from electronic monitoring of offenders and community sanctions to the political economy of punishment and changing patterns of victimisation.

Below are the titles of their presentations. Further details including co-presenters and timings can be found by searching the full conference programme.

Prof Gill McIvor
‘Electronic Monitoring of Offenders in Scotland: Opportunities and Challenges’
‘To Breach or Not to Breach?’ Discretion in Breach Decision-Making Processes’
Dr Hannah Graham
‘Electronic Monitoring of Offenders in Scotland: Opportunities and Challenges’
Prof Michele Burman
‘The Criminalisation of distress and the “harmful” punishment of young women and girls’
‘Gender, crime and justice in comparative contexts’
Prof Fergus McNeill
‘Positive Punishment: Oxymoron or Necessity?’
‘Pervasive Punishment: The Shadow of Penal Supervision’
Dr Sarah Armstrong
‘Geographies of the carceral “journey”
Dr Alistair Fraser
‘Author Meets Critics – Urban Legends: Gang Identity in the post-industrial city’
Prof Richard Sparks
‘The Political Economy of Punishment Today: Visions, Debates and Challenges’
‘Reasonable Hopes?: Criminology, Democracy and Penal Politics’
Prof Susan McVie
‘The Crime Drop in Scotland: How Have Young People Contributed?’
‘Challenging Ahistorical Approaches to Modelling Crime Trends: Models for Varying Coefficients in Time Series Data’
‘Poverty Matters: New Findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime’
‘Crime Change at the Level of Regions and Police Force Areas’
‘How Changing Patterns of Victimisation Vary by Place’
Rebecca Pillinger
‘How Changing Patterns of Victimisation Vary by Place’
‘Offender Specialisation: A Multilevel Modelling Approach’
Dr Ellie Bates
‘What Drives Varying Trajectories of Crime at the Neighbourhood Level?’
Dr Richard Jones
‘Police Body-Worn Cameras, Security, and the New Mobile Surveillance’
Sarah MacQueen (in absentia)
‘Enhancing Public Trust and Police Legitimacy During Road Traffic Encounters: Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial in Scotland’
‘Truly Free Consent? On the Nature of Duty to Obey’

Sarah Anderson
‘The Value of “Bearing Witness” to Desistance’
Caitlin Gormley
‘“I needed the jail”: How Prisoners with Learning Disabilities Negotiate Responsibility’
Javier Velasquez
‘Another Genealogy of the ‘Dangerosité’: from the Dangerous Classes to the High Risk Offenders’
Laura Robertson
‘Implementing and Embedding a New Youth Justice Strategy: Multi-agency Perspectives’
Annie Crowley
‘“It’s Because of your Life Experiences Versus There’s Something Actually Medically Wrong With You”: A Critical Exploration of Differing Perceptions and Understandings of Young Women in Contact with the Criminal Justice System’
Ben Matthews
‘Criminal Careers and the Crime Drop: Testing the Keystone Crime Hypothesis’
Briege Nugent
‘Poverty and Youth Transitions: Existing in a State of Limitless Liminality’
Sara Skott
‘The Relationship Between Homicide and Violence: The Need for Further Examination’