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24 May 2016 14:00 - 16:00

Location: The Open University, Milton Keynes, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Venue: Christodoulou Meeting Room 1

Pauline Martin Rodriguez is our Masters exchange student from University of Brussels. This event sees Pauline showcasing her research on western prisons and religion.

Power, Ethics and Positionality: Day school on advanced research methods in critical criminology and social policy

13 May 2016 10:00 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Berrill Lecture Theatre and Michael Young Building

The Department of Social Policy and Criminology in partnership with the Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) is hosting a day school in advanced research methods in critical criminology and social policy. This day school aims to enable postgraduate students to critically reflect on core themes of power, ethics and positionality in conducting research on crime, criminalization, social harm, inequalities, social justice and social policy. Plenary sessions will explore and problematize these themes in relation to researching the powerful and the powerless.

Briefing Launch: ‘Better Regulation’ - Better for whom?

27 April 2016 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: University of Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Leslie Hearnshaw Lecture, Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZA, United Kingdom

At the launch of 'Better Regulation’: Better for Whom?, Steve Tombs, Professor of Criminology at the Open University, will introduce his new findings that place the spotlight on the lack of effective local government regulation of pollution, food safety and workplace health and safety standards in the UK.

Sites of Confinement: Confines, Control and Resistance at the Border

17 March 2016 09:00 - 18:00

Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin, Lungo Dora Siena 100/A - 10154, Turin, Italy
Room: E5

The aim of this day conference is to stimulate discussion around the ambiguity of sites of confinement with specific focuses on migration; race and racism; and physical, social and spatial bordering as control. Drawing together academics and activists working and campaigning across Europe, we aim to analyse the inconsistencies and contestations within pre-trial detention, administrative detention and the different forms of reception/confinement of asylum seekers, refugees and illegalised migrants.

Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland

Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland
29 October 2015 17:30 - 19:30

The Open University Scotland, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7QJ

Editors, Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney and Mary Munro will lead a discussion panel including Nick Fyfe and Kenny Mackasill about the challenges facing the criminal justice system in Scotland now and in the future.

The Corporate Criminal - discussed by Steve Tombs and David Whyte

The Corporate Criminal
19 October 2015 18:30

News From Nowhere, Radical and Community Book Shop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY

Steve Tombs and David Whyte discuss their recent book The Corporate Criminal: Why Corporations Must Be Abolished.

Doing research in prisons: Future challenges

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography
19 October 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies - CCJS, 2 Langley Lane, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1GB

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnography, Edited by Deborah Drake, Rod Earle and Jennifer Sloan

Criminal Justice Policy Review: 'the Coalition Years' and the Scottish dimension?

22 April 2015 17:30 - 30 October 2015 19:30

The Open University Scotland, Edinburgh

Seminar, organised by the HERC and OU Scotland, seeks to look at how the appraoch to a General Election has, or has not, impacted on Scotland.

Therapy in Forensic Settings: Practices and Challenges

2 June 2014 09:30 - 17:30

Michael Young Meeting Rooms, Rooms 1-3, The Open University in Milton Keynes

Therapy in Forensic Settings: Practices and Challenges Conference

Witnessing Psychology

29 May 2014 18:30 - 20:30

The Open University, London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP

Prof Graham Pike invites you to consider whether witnesses to crimes can really remember 'the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth'.