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7th Annual Conference Ethnicity, Crime and Justice; Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

Tuesday, 8 June 2010 10:00 - Wednesday, 9 June 2010 16:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

This two day conference on 'Ethnicity, Crime and Justice; Contemporary and Historical Perspectives' aimed to bring historians and criminologists together around common themes. The conference partly came out of a recent ESRC-funded research project on ethnicity, crime and justice in England in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the desire of Peter King and John Carter Wood, who are writing a book out of this research, to bring together historians and criminologists working in this field.

The conference began with overview papers - by two speakers who have recently written general texts in the area of research - one a historian and the other a criminologist. This was followed by sessions on a range of topics - policing, prisons, hate crime etc. and by sessions looking more specifically at the treatment of black offenders/victims and at Irish and Jewish minorities and their experience of the criminal justice system in the past.

The main focus was research on Britain but speakers from Africa, North America and France brought a broader geographical range. The aim was to have 2 or 3 25 -30 minute papers and then allow plenty of time for discussion in each of the 6 consecutive sessions.

Speakers included: Coretta Phillips, Marty Wiener, Paul Iganski, and Rene levy