The Sixth Annual Postgraduate Criminology Conference 2014
This two-day conference will welcome postgraduate students from all universities who have a particular interest in criminology; extending the welcome to doctoral students all areas of the social sciences. The conference is held in order for students to engage in discussion on emerging research interests in criminology.
- From: Wednesday 27 August 2014, 12 am
- To: Thursday 28 August 2014, 12 am
- Location: City site, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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The Sixth Annual Postgraduate Criminology Conference 2014 will welcome postgraduate students from all universities who have a particular interest in criminology; extending the welcome to doctoral students from all areas of the social sciences.
The two-day conference is held in order for students to engage in discussion on emerging research interests in criminology. As in previous years, the conference will run themed panel sessions of student papers as well as plenary speeches from keynotes speakers. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their research thus far and engage with fellow students and academics in their field.
The hosting of this conference has been awarded to NTU from the University of Oxford who hosted the Inaugural conference in 2009. Previous hosts have included the University of Cambridge in 2010, Edinburgh in 2011, and Sheffield in 2012. This event will also coincide with the 20 year anniversary of the BA (Hons) Criminology course at NTU which was one of the first undergraduate degrees of its kind to be taught in the UK.
Dr Nic GroombridgeNic Groombridge is a former Home Office civil servant. He studied part time with the Open University for his first degree and again part time for his Master's in Criminology at Middlesex. Nic left the Home Office after nearly 20 years to study car crime. Nic's latest area of study is sport. As a long term sports fan and participant, Nic's aim is to see if critical criminology can steer a path between conventional sociology of sport and sports law. Area's of interest include: football hooliganism, assaults off field by sport's stars or performance enhancing drug use to considering crime within sport and to use sport as a laboratory of rule-making and breaking that mainstream criminology has left unattended.
Dr Lisa SmithSenior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester.
Prior to relocating to the UK in 2006, Lisa managed a major incident response team for the Ontario Provincial Police (Canada) and continues to be involved in this unit by sitting on the Board of Directors. Lisa's research interests focus on the use of forensic science in the courtroom and by the police and in particular how forensic science can identify, and also contribute to, miscarriages of justice and she consults on case work for police agencies as well as for the Innocence Project at the University of Leicester.
Ben GunnConvicted of the murder of his friend at the age of 14, Ben served 32 years in prison before being released on licence. Ben is now a consultant, writer and campaigner on issues relating to prison life and justice.
Dr Neil ChakrabortiReader in Criminology, University of Leicester and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario.
Neil is published widely within the field of hate crime. He is currently the Principal Investigator of a major study of hate crime victimisation funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and Co-Investigator of a European Commission funded study of populist political discourse. He has also been appointed as a Commissioner on the first-ever inquiry into sex in prisons within England and Wales, established by the Howard League for Penal Reform. He sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology, is Chair of Research at the Board of Trustees for the Howard League for Penal Reform, and is Director of the Leicester Centre for Hate Studies.
Date and time:
27 August - 9.30 am until 5 pm
28 August - 9 am until 4.30 pm
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The conference fee for this event is £55.
This includes entry into the full two day conference including conference dinner taking place on Wednesday 27 August 2014.
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