Crime, Politics and Citizenship Conference
Crime, Politics and Citizenship: Monday Registration
Crime, Politics and Citizenship: Monday Registration & Conference Dinner
Crime, Politics and Citizenship: Tuesday Registration
Crime, Politics and Citizenship: Two Day Registration
Crime, Politics and Citizenship: Two Day Registration & Conference Dinner
- The conference dinner will take place on Monday 10th April
Theme One: Crime, Politics, and Society
What socio-political, -cultural, -economic, and -historical factors influence the legislative (and lay) definition of crime, the discretion of investigatory agencies, and the actions of offenders, non-offenders, and ex-offenders? What impact do political-economic policies have upon criminalisation, crime rates, and modes of punishment? How do demographic factors and indices of social marginalisation (e.g. gender, ethnicity, class, age, income) affect criminalisation, criminality, and desistance from crime?
Theme Two: Crime, Justice, and Democracy
How does (representative and direct) democratic decision-making contribute to criminal justice? What would an authentically democratic criminal justice system look like, and how do we get achieve it in contemporary Global Western polities? Is there a crisis of legitimacy in criminal justice to which greater democratic control is the answer? To what extent can (and should) criminal justice institutions, actors, and processes accommodate public opinion? What role, if any, should experts and elites play in criminal justice decision-making?
Theme Three: Crime, Punishment, and Community
What is “the community” in 21st Century Global Western societies, and where does it fit into criminal justice? What role can communities play in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of crimes? Can (and should) the community serve as a locus of punishment in its own right, and/or as an ‘alternative to imprisonment’? Can communities be engaged with by criminal justice agencies without jeopardising the equal treatment of suspects, defendants, offenders, and victims?