Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
British Society of Criminology Conference 2012:
‘Criminology at the Borders’
University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
4-6 July 2012
The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, is pleased to host the 2012 British Society of Criminology Conference. The Conference will be located in the heart of the City of Portsmouth, the UK's only island city and famous for its historical ships and coastlines. Portsmouth is 90 minutes by train from London and 20 minutes from Southampton Airport, which has flight connections to Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam and Paris. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, with 45 academic staff, is one of the largest criminology departments in Europe and hosts the British Society of Criminology Conference for the second time.
Keynote speakers Katja Franko Aas, David Garland, Roger Hood and Sharon Shalev
Read more about our keynote speakers.
Conference streams will focus on:
- Criminology at the Edge – Challenging disciplinary boundaries within criminological discourses
- Borderless Crime and Boundless Insecurities – cyber crime, international and organised crime; policing and law enforcement across national boundaries.
- Comparative and Global Criminology – criminology between and across national borders.
- Criminal Justice at the Edge – working across sector and organisational boundaries.
- Crimes of the Powerful - Crimes of the Powerless.
- Crime Cultures – fictional meets factional imageries of crime and justice.
- Teaching Criminology: ‘Blended learning’? – New developments in teaching and learning in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral criminological programmes.
- There will also be a themed day on 'Sexual Violence'
- There will also be a 'Policing' stream
British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award
- Presentation of the British Society of Criminology Outstanding Achievement Award to Professor Jock Young will be made during the Welcome Address (4 July, 12.15pm)
Features of the 2012 conference:
- A gala Conference dinner, hosted on board the nineteenth-century ship HMS Warrior.
- Neville Lawrence, father of Stephen Lawrence, will open a panel discussion on racism and the police
- A special discussion session on the 2014 REF, led by Adam Crawford
- Sheila Hancock and celebrity friends will present readings from classic and modern crime literature
- Launch of the 5th Edition of the Oxford Handbook of Criminology with presentations by the Editors of the Handbook at a drinks reception hosted by Oxford University Press
- Launch of the SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society at a drinks reception hosted by SAGE
- Readings from local crime writers to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in the city of Portsmouth.
- Access to the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection.
Panel sessions (to date) include:
- Exploring Prejudice, Hate and Bigotry
- David Garland meets critics
- The Work of the Howard League for Penal Reform
- Narrative Criminology
- The Crime of War
- Sentencing in Crisis – Sentencing in the Crisis
- Policing and Immigration
- War-time Occupation of the Channel Isles
- Meeting of the BSC Women’s Network
A Postgraduate Conference will be held on 3-4 July 2012. For further details please visit the Postgraduate Conference pages.
Pricing guide and booking a place
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Other features of the 2012 conference include
- A gala dinner will be hosted on board 19th Century Ironclad HMS Warrior.
- A celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birth in Portsmouth.
- Access to the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection – Conan Doyle was resident in Portsmouth when he started writing the Sherlock Holmes series.
- Special Workshops on marine crime and marine law enforcement and military crimes and military justice.
- On the afternoon of the 5th July, Sheila Hancock and friends will present readings from crime-related fiction and poetry.
Barbed wire sunset image by Joeri-C, used under a creative commons licence.