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Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Theory Forum

Events archive



17 October 2018
Lessons from analogising natural and corporate persons in the criminal law
Mark Dsouza (UCL)

14 November 2018
Can increasing diversity contribute to reducing disproportionate criminal justice outcomes?
Tara Lai Quinlan (Sheffield)

5 December 2018
Hybrid theories of punishment
Zachary Hoskins (Nottingham)

23 January 2019
Gender discrimination and juries in the 20th century: Judging women judging men
Andrew Choo (City)

13 February 2019
Sexual intimacy, gender identity and fraud
Alex Sharpe (Keele)

13 March 2019
Transnational corporate crime
Samuel W. Buell (Duke)


12 January 2017 
Rethinking the moral grammar of penal justice 
Alan Norrie (Warwick)

2 February 2017 
Punishment and crisis: Politics, economy, and penalty in Italy since the Euro crisis 
Zelia Gallo (KCL)

23 February 2017 
Criminalisation without punishment 
James Edwards (Oxford)

16 March 2017 
Criminal law, omissions, and the absence of action 
Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov (Swansea)

27 April 2017 
The grounds for proportionate punishment 
Ambrose Lee (Derby)

4 May 2017 
Questioning culpability: Lessons from soterial-legal history 
Chloë Kennedy (University of Edinburgh) 


21 January 2016 
Crimmigration in Sweden: Bans on begging and the logic of benevolent violence
Vanessa Barker (Stockholm University)

18 February 2016 
Mercy, mitigation, and remorse
Hannah Maslen (University of Oxford)

10 March 2016 
Book launch and discussion: Making the modern criminal law: criminalization and civil order 
Lindsay Farmer (Glasgow)

17 March 2016 
Defendant participation in the criminal process
Abenaa Owusu-Bempah (City University, London) 

28 April 2016 
Criminalization from a public law perspective’ 
Vincent Chiao (Toronto)

22 September 2016
 Implicit bias, self-defence, and the reasonable person 
 Jules Holroyd (Sheffield)

13 October 2016 
Understanding the police
Josh Bowers (Virginia) 

27 October 2016 
Thought crime 
Gabriel Mendlow (Michigan)

24 November 2016 
The dual penal state
Markus Dubber (Toronto)

8 December 2016
Bad character, tragic mistakes, and the puzzle of uncertainty 
Liat Levanon (Brunel)


15 January 2015 
Private security and regulatory space: in search of the public interest 
Prof. Ian Loader (University of Oxford) and Dr Adam White (University of York)

29 January 2015 
Wrongs and crimes 
Prof. Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)

19 February 2015 
Rehabilitation, risk and rights: a gendered approach to therapeutic interventions in prison 
Prof. Elaine Player (King’s College London) and Elaine Genders (University College London)

26 February 2015 
The authority of the criminal law 
Dr Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield)

12 March 2015 
From slave abuse to hate crime: the criminalization of racial violence in American history: Seminar and book launch 
Dr Ely Aharonson (University of Haifa)

23 April 2015 
Seeing crime and managing security: reflections on the criminological gaze 
Prof. Mariana Valverde FRSC (Professor of Criminology, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto)

30 April 2015 
Character in the criminal trial: Seminar and book launch 
Prof. Mike Redmayne (Professor of Law, LSE Law)

17 June 2015 
Legitimacy and criminal justice
Prof. Tracey Meares (Yale Law School) 
Chair: Professor Robert Reiner
Respondents: Professor Mike Hough; Professor Alison Liebling; Professor Andrew Gamble
(Event co-organised with the LSE Mannheim Centre for Criminology)

1 October 2015 
Incompatible ideas in criminal legal thought about the law of rape 
Ngaire Naffine (University of Adelaide)

29 October 2015 
The philosophical foundations of humane punishment
Antje du Bois-Pedain (University of Cambridge)

12 November 2015 
Toxic torts or toxic crimes? The Italian approach to toxic disasters and their victims
Stefano Zirulia (Università degli Studi di Milano)

9 December 2015 
Reasonable doubt and epistemology of disagreement
Youngjae Lee (Fordham University)  


21 January 2014
The roots of different penological identities in Europe and the U.S.
Dr Michele Pifferi (University of Ferrara)

11 February 2014
The criminal jurisdiction of occupation courts under law and morality
Dr Alejandro Chehtman (School of Law, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires)

25 February 2014
Contempt of court
Prof. David Ormerod (Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence and Professor of Criminal Justice, QMUL School of Law)

18 March 2014
The presumption of innocence: lost and found?
Prof. Paul Roberts (Professor of Criminal Jurisprudence, School of Law, University of Nottingham)

8 May 2014
Preventive justice
Prof. Andrew Ashworth (Oxford) and Prof. Lucia Zedner (Oxford) Seminar and book launch Discussants: Prof. Nicola Lacey (LSE), Prof. Jeremy Horder (LSE), Dr Peter Ramsay (LSE)

16 October 2014
The responsible subject as dangerous subject: criminal law’s ambivalences
Dr Henrique Randau da Costa Carvalho (City University London)

12 November 2014
What is penal populism? Politics, the public, and penological expertise
(Event co-organised with the LSE Mannheim Centre for Criminology)
Prof. David Garland (Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University)

20 November 2014
Fair play without retribution
Dr Patrick Tomlin (University of Reading)

4 December 2014 
The social contribution injustice of punishment
Dr Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick)


5 November 2013 
Democratic authority and the duty to fight unjust wars 
Dr Massimo Renzo (University of Warwick)

19 November 2013 
What are the sexual offences? 
Prof. Stuart Green (Distinguished Professor of Law and Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar, Rutgers School of Law)

3 December 2013 
Historicising criminal responsibility: what about the twentieth century? 
Dr Arlie Loughnan (School of Law, University of Sydney)