Scarman Lectures

Since 2008, the Department of Criminology has invited high profile guest speakers to deliver papers on current issues in criminology, criminal justice, policing and community safety. These lectures are open to staff and students of the University of Leicester, and to the general public.

We are pleased to announce that Phil Scraton, Professor Emeritus from Queens Belfast University will be our Keynote speaker at this year's Scarman Lecture. His talk is entitled:-


Researching Truth, Delivering Justice in the Aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster.

Phil Scraton


This event will be taking place on the 27th September 2018 from 17:00. Details on how to attend the lecture will be available soon.


Please click here to view our previous Scarman lectures.

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