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Crime & Justice in an Age of Global Insecurity

British Society of Criminology Annual Conference

Date: Tuesday 18-Thursday 20 September 2007
Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science
Plenary Speakers: Professor Jonathan Simon, Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Rod Morgan, Anne Owers

For the first time in its history the annual conference of the British Society of Criminology is being held in London. Hosted by the Mannheim Centre at the LSE in the heart of the capital, the conference will bring together a wide range of speakers to discuss and debate some of the most pressing issues of our age. Those presenting papers and attending the conference will include academics, researchers, teachers and students of criminology, criminal justice, security and crime related fields of study, along with a wide range of practitioners in criminal justice and related areas such as youth justice, probation officers, the legal profession, the police and prison services. Other highlights of the conference include a number of book launches and a conference dinner on the Thames. The dinner, on the evening of Wednesday 19th September, will be held on a paddle boat steamer, The Dixie Queen, and will include an opportunity to see the opening of Tower Bridge and the Thames Barrier.

Plenary speakers are Professor Jonathan Simon (Berkeley), Shami Chakrabarti (Director of Liberty), Professor Rod Morgan (Ex-Youth Justice Board), Anne Owers (HM Chief Inspector of Prisons).  In addition there are several author meets critics sessions including Professor Robert Reiner (Law and Order) and Professor Jock Young (The Vertigo of Late Modernity).

This event is open to all, with tickets costing from £140- £530.  Advanced booking is essential.

For more information please visit the conference website at www.lse.ac.uk/bcc2007| or contact Dr Barbara Mason and Anne Brunton at criminology.conference.2007@lse.ac.uk|. For further information about the British Society of Criminology please go to www.britsoccrim.org| 

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