January 25, 2019

Funding Justice or Fuelling Crime? The Political Economy of Crime and Justice in Historical Perspective

Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar

10.45 to 16.00

Maurice Keyworth Building, Business School, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT.

This event focuses on the interconnections between politics, the economy, crime and criminal justice in historical perspective. We are delighted to welcome four distinguished scholars – Prof. Pamela CoxDr Ruth LamontProf. Stephen Farrall and Dr Zelia Gallo – whose expertise straddles criminology, sociology, law and history.

Their presentations will concern access to justice for victims of crime, the impact of Thatcherite social and economic policies on crime and criminal justice, and the long-term penal implications of the Eurozone crisis and the politics of austerity. A concluding roundtable will draw upon these papers to stimulate wider reflection on the political economy of crime and justice – past, present and future.

This free event is part of a seminar series that aims to showcase the potential of historical perspectives to enrich understandings of crime, criminal justice and related issues in the present as well as the past.

It provides a platform for academics, students, practitioners and others to engage with the latest relevant research from across a range of academic disciplines. In doing so, the series aims to build linkages across academic disciplines and advance a shared appreciation of how historical research can transform our understanding of crime and social responses to crime today and into the future.

Lunch will be provided for all delegates. The draft schedule, with a title and abstract for each paper can be found here.

The seminar series is organised by Dr David Churchill, Prof. Heather Shore and Dr Henry Yeomans and is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University. This event is kindly supported by the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds.


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