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Journal of Social Criminology Vol 1 No 3 2010
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 17:52
The 3rd Issue of the Journal of Social Criminology is now published. Free Access to JSC 3.1 Autumn/Winter 2010 is available on our Editions and Home Page, or here:
38th Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
- Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 09:18
- Dr Liam Leonard
The Politics of Criminology CALL FOR PAPERS 01st – 05th September 2010
From Howard Becker's 1967 exhortation, 'Whose side are we on?' the issue of the politics of criminology has continued to be a significant theme in academic debate, policy implementation and legal reform. Variously identified as 'technicians of the State' or 'apologists for criminal justice', administrative criminologists have been criticized as functioning primarily to 'manage' the consequences and conflict of structural inequalities in advanced democratic states. They are represented as necessary and willing functionaries in what Nils Christie termed the 'social control industry'. What critical analysis has established is that in official definition, popular discourse and state intervention 'crime' and 'conflict' are political; in the processes of recording and reporting, measurement and targeting, policing and punishment.
European Group British & Irish Conference 2010
- Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 09:19
- Dr Liam Leonard
European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control British and Irish section conference 14th – 16th April 2010 Manchester Metropolitan University Standing in the Gaps: Challenging the Entitlement of the Powerful. This conference is dedicated to the life and work of Karen Leander who was a tireless campaigner on the rights of women and who fought against the entitle-ment of patriarchy and oppressive state power. The conference provides an opportunity to challenge the assumptions of 'entitlement', whether it be entitlement born of gender, ethnicity, class, of politi-cal access, of economic resources, to funding, or of sexual freedom. The European Group continues to develop a critical, emancipatory and innovative criminology, to provide a forum for and recognition of challenging research, study and activism.
- International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy launched
- 37th Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland
- Call for Submissions: International Yearbook on Human Rights and Drug Policy
- Call for Papers: the Prison Journal 'Irish' Edition
- European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control - Conference 2009