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Crime and Justice in an Age of Global Insecurity

The annual conference of the British Society of Criminology will be hosted by the Mannheim Centre for Criminology| at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September - the first time it has ever been held in London.

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti, Professor Jonathan Simon, University of California, Rod Morgan, former chairman of the Youth Justice Board, and Anne Owers, HM chief inspector of prisons will be hosting plenary sessions over the three days.

The three day conference will focus on comparative issues of crime, insecurity and governance, bringing together key thinkers under the general banner 'Crime and justice in an age of global insecurity'.

There will be two major plenary sessions. In the first, Professor Jonathan Simon, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss issues arising from his new book, Governing Through Crime: how the war on crime transformed American democracy and created a culture of fear.

In the second, Shami Chakrabarti, director of the human rights organisation, Liberty, Rod Morgan, former chairman of the Youth Justice Board and Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, will discuss the future of criminal justice and penal policy.

Other highlights of the conference include a number of book launches, a series of author/editor meets critics sessions and a conference dinner, on Wednesday 19 September, held on the luxury paddle steamer, The Dixie Queen, on the River Thames.

Crime and Justice in an Age of Global Insecurity is on Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September at LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. This event is open to all, however a ticket is required. Tickets cost from £140 (for a one day ticket) - £530 (depending on the type of accommodation required). Advanced booking is essential. Click here for details on how to obtain a ticket.|

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Press tickets: To enquire about attendance please contact Dr Barbara Mason or Anne Brunton by emailing criminology.conference.2007@lse.ac.uk| 

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For more information about the British Society of Criminology visit http://www.britsoccrim.org/index.htm| 

4 September 2007

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