Criminology lecture series announced for 2012

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 22, 2011 11:54 AM |
‘Scarman Lecture Series’ will cover riots, drugs and air pollution.

Our Department of Criminology used to run a series of public events called the ‘Scarman Lecture Series’, and has revived the brand* for a series of public lectures scheduled for 2012.

The sequence kicks off on 11 January when Professor Reece Walters from the Open University will speak on ‘Invisible Violence: Air Pollution and the Politics of Regulation in the UK’.

On 8 February, Professor Tony Jefferson from Keele University will deliver a lecture on ‘The Riots 2011: Another Moral Panic or... What?’. And looking further ahead, 13 June will see Professor Julian Buchanan considering ‘The damage caused by drugs, or the damage caused by drug policy?’. You can find abstracts and speaker profiles on the departmental website.

All the lectures take place in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in our Henry Wellcome Building on Wednesdays. However, please note that the January talk starts at 5.00pm while the others kick off earlier at 4.30pm.

All lectures are free and open to the public, and followed by a wine reception. However, places are limited so please reserve your place by contacting Russell Knifton,

*The Department was known as the Scarman Centre until 2004, named in honour of Lord Scarman, who chaired the hugely influential Scarman Report into th 1981 Brixton riots.

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