Criminology Open Afternoon, 9 May

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 28, 2012 01:00 PM |
Find out about postgraduate opportunities and try a sample seminar.

Our Department of Criminology throws open its doors on Wednesday 9 May 2012 for an open afternoon aimed at prospective postgraduate students. If you are thinking about studying for a Masters in one of the Criminological topics on offer, or fancy a bash at a PhD in the subject, come along and find out what is involved.

The Open Afternoon officially starts at 2.30pm, with registration and refreshments available from 2.15pm. The Department is based just off campus at 154 New Walk but there is an optional campus tour at 4.00pm which will take in facilities available to all our students including the Library and the Students’ Union.

Before all this, at 1.00pm, you are invited to join current students for one of the regular research seminars. Dr James Treadwell will present a paper on More than Casualties of War?: Ex-military Personnel in the Criminal Justice System. Drawing on 29 interviews with serving male prisoners who were previously employed in HM armed forces, Dr Treadwell will argue that the “seeming connection between experiences of traumatic and violent conflict in active combat service and the onset of subsequent criminality" is an overly simplistic explanation. Instead, he will suggest that "their offending is complex and multifaceted, and diagnosed combat trauma often seemingly only plays a small role."

To book your place on the Criminology Postgraduate Open Afternoon, email criminology@le.ac.uk or call 0116 252 5780