Scarman Lectures

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights?

    Wednesday 27 September 2017
    5.30pm-7.30pm including wine reception
    Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

The 2017 Annual Scarman Lecture celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Department of Criminology with a panel of distinguished speakers including:

  • Frances Crook OBE: Chief Executive, Howard League of Penal Reform
  • Mick Creedon: Chief Constable (ret.), Derbyshire Police
  • William Baldet: Coordinator, Leicester Prevent

Central questions, which criminologists confront in their research and writing, are about looking forward to how the criminal justice system will work, how it is changing and the consequences for offenders, victims, practitioners and society in general.

These questions about change shed light on what we mean by human rights and how social and criminal justice can achieve rights for all.

Students will also ponder these questions at all levels of their degree and studies as we strive to use academic studies to help create safer and more just environments.

This celebratory lecture reflects on themes the Department of Criminology has tackled for the past 30 years, and will continue to address, with expert speakers sharing their thoughts.

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Frances Crook OBE: Chief Executive, Howard League of Penal Reform

Frances CrookAppointed in 1986, Frances Crook has been responsible for research programmes and campaigns to raise public concern about suicides in prison, the over-use of custody, poor conditions in prison, young people in trouble, and mothers in prison. She was awarded an OBE for services to youth justice in the 2010 New Year Honours List. She was appointed as an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Criminology at University of Leicester in 2014.



Mick Creedon: Chief Constable (ret.), Derbyshire PoliceMick Creedon

Mick Creedon joined Leicestershire Constabulary in 1980. He has since enjoyed a 37-year policing career, with the past ten years in his role as Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police. Mick worked on high profile cases over the years, as well as leading on the development of specialist teams to address specific complex policing issues within the region. Mick was awarded the Queen's Policing Medal in 2011 and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester. He retired earlier this year.



William Baldet: Coordinator, Leicester Prevent

William BaldetWilliam Baldet is a Prevent practitioner in Leicester and is based at The St Philips Centre, an inter-faith charity that specialises in promoting dialogue between communities. Formerly Northampton’s Prevent Engagement Officer, William joined the St Philip’s Centre to become the first non-local authority employed Prevent Coordinator in the country. He works alongside police and the community, engaging with mosques and civil society groups to address the problem of extremism.

 

About the Scarman Lectures

Each year the Department of Criminology invites high profile guest speakers to deliver papers on a current issue in criminology, criminal justice, policing or community safety. These lectures are open to the public and members of the University of Leicester.

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We have audio recordings of some of the previous Scarman Lectures, which can be accessed via iTunesU or SoundCloud.

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About the 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.

The Scarman Lecture is now an annual event.

These are free public lectures, open to anyone interested in criminology.

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