Scarman Lecture Series

About the Scarman Series

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 and members of the University of Leicester.

Shami Chakrabarti

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 Chakraborti

Academic Year 2014/15

The Scarman Lecture Series has been announced for the new academic year for 2014 and 2015.

The first lecture and the lecture by Shami Chakrabarti will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre in the Fielding Johnson building and the following lectures will take place in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome building. All of the Scarman Lectures are free and open to all and a wine reception follows each of the lectures.

Please book online using our booking form. For questions, etc, please contact Russell Knifton at

Wednesday 1 October 2014, 17:00 Breaking The Carceral Machine Ben Gunn
Wednesday 26 November 2014, 17:15 No Longer Invisible: Child Protection and Children's Rights Sue Berelowitz
Wednesday 11 February 2015, 17:15 On Liberty Shami Chakrabarti
Wednesday 25 March 2015, 17:15 Miscarriages of Justice Happen to Ordinary People John Taft

Listen to Recorded Lectures

An archive of the Scarman Lecture Series is available.

You can listen to a selection of the Scarman Lectures via our iTunesU channel or via our dedicated Scarman Audio Page

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