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 Birthday of the Department of Criminology with a panel of distinguished speakers including:

  • William Baldet, St Philips Centre, Prevent Lead Leicestershire
  • Frances Crook, Howard League for Penal Reform
  • Mick Creedon, Ex-Chief Constable, Derbyshire Police

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.

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.

Listen to recorded lectures

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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