Poverty, Inequality and Crime

Hosted by the British Society of Criminology Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Group, this seminar will explore the connections between poverty, inequality and crime.

Outline of the programme

10.00 Registration

10.30 Welcome (Emma Wincup, University of Leeds)

10.45 -11.30 Tracy Shildrick (University of Leeds) and Kayleigh Garthwaite (Durham University)  Poverty and Insecurity: Life in Low Pay, No Pay Britain

11.30-11.45 Coffee

11.45-12.30 Rob MacDonald (Teesside University) Hunting Yetis and Shooting Zombies: In Search of Intergenerational Cultures of Worklessness

12.30-1.15 Lunch

1.15-2.00 Colin Webster  (Leeds Metropolitan University) and Sarah Kingston (Leeds Metropolitan University): Poverty and Crime: Causes and Consequences

2.00 Roundtable discussion


The seminar is free to attend. Please reserve your place in advance by emailing Emma Wincup.

All are welcome.


Location Details

G.33 The Liberty Building
The School of Law
University of Leeds

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map, and is situated on the corner of Moorland Road and Belle Vue Road on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds. It is situated behind the Maurice Keyworth Building (Business School).

  • From Leeds train station, it is a 30 minute walk or you can take a taxi for around £5.00.
  • Alternatively, the number 56 bus runs from Albion Street via Woodhouse Lane (A660) and stops on Moorland Road. These run every 10 minutes.
  • If travelling by car, there is a visitors' car park at the south end of the University campus or there is limited four-hour street parking on Belle Vue Road immediately behind the Liberty Building.