Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The Political Economy of Crime and Justice in Historical Perspective - Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar
- Date: Friday 25 January 2019, 10:45 – 16:00
- Location: Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School
- Type: Conferences, Seminars and lectures
- Cost: Free
This seminar series aims to showcase research that uses historical perspectives to enrich understandings of crime, criminal justice and related issues in the present as well as the past.
This seminar series aims to showcase the potential of historical perspectives to enrich understandings of crime, criminal justice and related issues in the present as well as the past. It provides a platform for academics, students, practitioners and others to engage with the latest relevant research from across a range of academic disciplines. In doing so, the series aims to build linkages across academic disciplines and advance a shared appreciation of how historical research can transform our understanding of crime and social responses to crime today and into the future.
This event focuses on the interconnections between politics, the economy, crime and criminal justice in historical perspective. We are delighted to welcome four distinguished scholars – Prof. Pamela Cox, Dr Ruth Lamont, Prof. Stephen Farrall and Dr Zelia Gallo – whose expertise straddles criminology, sociology, law and history. Their presentations will concern access to justice for victims of crime, the impact of Thatcherite social and economic policies on crime and criminal justice, and the long-term penal implications of the Eurozone crisis and the politics of austerity. A concluding roundtable will draw upon these papers to stimulate wider reflection on the political economy of crime and justice – past, present and future.
Lunch will be provided for all delegates. The draft schedule, with a title and abstract for each paper can be found here.
The seminar series is organised by Dr David Churchill, Prof. Heather Shore and Dr Henry Yeomans and is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. This event is kindly supported by the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds.
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
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All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.
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