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Serious Organised Crime and a View from Inside the NCA

2 November 2018 09:15 - 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes. MK7 6AA
Michael Young Building, Rooms 1-3, (lower ground floor)
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Serious Organised Crime and a View from Inside the NCA

Friday, 2 November 2018

09:15 - 16:00


09:15 - 09:55         Conference Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 10:05         Welcome Professor Louise Westmarland and Steve Conway

10:05 - 11:15         Session 1

                              KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Recovering the 19th Century: Penal Landscape

6 July 2018 10:00 - 16:30

National Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, Nottingham
Smith Cooper Grand Jury Room


Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice


How many prisons were there in the 19th century? Where were they located? How did they relate to each other?

Crime, Harm and the State

5 July 2018 10:00 - 17:00

Open University, MK7 6AA
Christodoulou Meeting Room 11

Crime, Harm and the State

We are writing to invite you to let you know about a one-day workshop on Crime, Harm and the State. This will take place at the Open University, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 5th July.

International Conference on Penal Abolition 2018

15 June 2018 17:00 - 18 June 2018 17:00

Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

Abolitionist Futures: Building Social Justice Not Criminal Justice

Friday, 15 June 2018 17:00 - Monday, 18 June 2018 17:00

Birbeck, University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX, United Kingdom

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HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS:The Politics of (Un)Belonging

25 May 2018 12:00 - 18:00

Southwark Room, 5th Floor Blavatnik Building,

TATE Modern London SE1 9TG


The Politics of (Un)Belonging

Part of the WhoAreWe? Project with TATE Exchange

Join us for an afternoon of collective imagining at the TATE Modern

Friday 25th May 2018,



House Justice poster image
11 May 2018 10:00 - 12 May 2018 10:30

Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

Free Event

Friday 11th May: 10:00am  - 5:30pm (Panel discussions and Plenary)
Saturday 12th May: 10:30am - 5pm (Local walking tour, films, housing activism)

Migrant Artists Mutual Aid: Double Book Launch and Resistance Party!

28 November 2017 18:00 - 21:00

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) The Box room, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ


Please join MaMa and Victoria Canning for the launch of our latest books. We will have an evening of discussion, song, celebrations and - of course - books!

Sanctuary in Sweden: Discussing Support for Refugees in Malmö

29 September 2017 12:00 - 17:00

Venue: Sofielund Folkets Hus, Rolfsgatan 16, 214 34 Malmö, Sweden


As with other countries in Europe, the context of applying for asylum in Sweden is changing rapidly. Since 2015 in particular, organisations which exist to support refugee groups have experienced significant shifts and constraints which have created challenges for this provision. This workshop aims to address some of the challenges that organisations - and the individuals within them - are facing.

Exploring Harm and Evidence

9 November 2016 08:45 - 16:45

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL


Gendered violence in activist communities 21/09/2016

21 September 2016 19:00 - 21:00

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
2 Langley Lane
LondonSW8 1GB
United Kingdom

Convenor: Dr Julia Downes,  The Open University, Social Policy & Criminology

The Salvage Research Project explored the lived experiences of harm, violence and abuse experienced by women, non-binary and transgender individuals in radical activist communities in the UK. This event will mark the launch of the final report and toolkit with a panel discussion of the key findings and implications for action and social justice.

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