Academic "honoured" to chair regional criminology network

Professor Azrini Wahidin, an expert in criminology at Nottingham Trent University, has been appointed chair of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Midlands Regional Network.

Professor Azrini Wahidin, an expert in criminology at Nottingham Trent University, has been appointed chair of the British Society of Criminology (BSC) Midlands Regional Network.

Professor Wahidin, who works in the University's School of Social Sciences, takes up the position for the next three years.

The announcement comes ahead of the group's first public seminar since its re-launch, Gender, Crime, Justice, which will take place on 15 October at the University's City site.

"This is a real honour for me and I'm very keen now to take the network forward and make it a real success," said Professor Wahidin.

"Not only does it provide a great forum for people working and studying criminology to come together, but it also allows members of the public to learn more about this fascinating subject which is so important for our society.

"I'm already very excited about the line-up of speakers for our first meeting and feel sure that they will provide a fascinating insight into their own areas of expertise."

The BSC Midlands Regional Network offers a platform for guest speakers to discuss their research and engage in a dialogue about crime, criminal justice, criminalisation and social exclusion, and their involvement with a variety of campaigning and community groups.

The unifying interest lies in the analysis of public policy as a response to social problems and a commitment to using evidence to impact on policy.

The theme of the first event is the subject of gender and to critically reflect on the progress that has been made on issues which continue to cause concern.

Confirmed speakers for the first meeting include:

  • Chris Cutland, Nottinghamshire's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Governing Governor Clare Orton and Deputy Governor Shaun Mycroft, of HMP Foston Hall
  • Dr Linda Moore, senior lecturer in criminology from the University of Ulster

The BSC Midlands Regional Network aims to host seminars in turn at different universities in the area.

The next evening seminar will be held at the University of Derby on the 26 November 2014 and will examine aspects of policing in the 21st century.

In January 2015, University of Nottingham will host a discussion on the Futures of Imprisonment.

On the 4 March 2015, Loughborough University will host a discussion to address the theme of the crime drop.

All events are free to attend, but places must be booked in advance. For more details visit: britsoccrim.

Academic "honoured" to chair regional criminology network

Published on 26 September 2014
  • Category: Research; School of Social Sciences

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