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.
The next set of Scarman Lectures have not yet been announced.
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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