Scarman Lectures

About the lectures

Each year the Department of Criminology invites a number of high profile guest speakers to deliver papers on current issues in criminology, criminal justice, policing and community safety.

The lectures are open to the public, staff and students of the University of Leicester.

We are pleased to announce the first Scarman Lecture of 2015/16:

Professor Yvonne Jewkes, 'How ‘super’ are the new, super-sized prisons? Building a better future for prisoners'

17:00 on Wednesday 30 September 2015 in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre.

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Shami Chakrabarti being interviewed by Jo Phoenix at the University of Leicester ahead of Shami Chakrabarti's presentation titled "On Liberty"

Scarman was a towering figure in our modern history of rights, freedoms and progressive evidence-based policing and social policy. It is so important that your Department champions research and discourse around such vital issues

Shami Chakrabarti

Past talks

By clicking on the names, you can read their personal profile and find an audio recording of their talk where available.

Academic Year 2014/2015
John Taft Miscarriages of Justice Happen to Ordinary People 25 March 2015
Shami Chakrabarti On Liberty 11 February 2015
Sue Berelowitz No Longer Invisible: Child Protection and Children's Rights 26 November 2014
Ben Gunn Breaking The Carceral Machine 1 October 2014
Academic Year 2013/2014
Professor John Lea Privatising Probation: The Consolidation of the Risk Agenda 26 March 2014
Frances Crook OBE Justice and the Limits of Incarceration 19 February 2014
Sir Clive Loader The Role of the Police and Crime Commissioner in our Society 4 December 2013
Professor David Nutt Drugs Without the Hot Air 20 November 2013
Keir Starmer QC A Prosecution Service for the 21st Century 2 October 2013
Academic Year 2012/2013
Dr Sharon Shalev Solitary Confinement and Supermax Prisons: Lessons from America 22 May 2013
Dr Barbara Perry Rejected and Dejected:Impacts of Islamophobic Violence in Canada 8 May 2013
Dr Anna Souhami Becoming a Police Researcher: Ethics and Authenticity 27 March 2013
Professor Jo Phoenix Out of Place: Exploring the Criminalisation of Sexually Exploited Girls and Young Women 20 February 2013
Nick Hardwick CBE What's Prison Really Like? 12 December 2012
Academic Year 2011/2012
Julian Buchanan The Damage Caused By Drugs, Or The Damage Caused By Drug Policy? 13 June 2012
Professor Tony Jefferson The Riots 2011:Another Moral Panic Or....What? 8 February 2012
Reece Walters Invisible Violence: Air Pollution and the Politics of Regulation in the UK 11 January 2012
Academic Year 2010/2011
Dr Chris A. Williams The Development of the Police National Computer, 1958-1975, and the Promises and Limitations of Computerisation 2 December 2010
Academic Year 2008/2009
Professor Alice Hills Ghetto Security: Policing Post-Conflict Cities 21 January 2009
Rex Bloomstein Crime and the Camera: Making Prison Documentaries - The Work of Rex Bloomstein 5 November 2008
Martin Narey Imprisonment, Crime and Child Poverty 7 May 2008
Bruce George MP Private Security and the Role of the Legislature 4 April 2008

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