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Conference papers

Crime, Justice and Social Harms, Keble College, University of Oxford, Tuesday 31 March – Wednesday 1 April 2020

Parallel sessions

The two-day Crime, Justice and Social Harms  conference to be held at Keble College, Oxford, will bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners in panel discussions over the two days of the conference. The  papers accepted for the parallel sessions include:

  • Nazmin Akthar, Co-Chair of Muslim Women’s Network, Muslim Women’s Experiences of the Criminal Justice System
  • Renata Alves, University of Coimbra and Sao Paulo Law Academy, The poverty’s criminalization process and the challenge of punitive control in Brazil
  • Dr Harry Annison (University of Southampton), Dr Sonja Meijer (VU Amsterdam), Dr Ailbhe O’Loughlin (University of York), Roundtable Discussion: Fundamental Rights and Legal Consequences of Criminal Conviction
  • Lorraine Atkinson, The Howard League for Penal Reform, Arresting the entry of women into the criminal justice
  • Suzanne Baggs, Plymouth University, Slots of Fun! Exploring Online Gambling Harms from a Gender Perspective
  • Arushi Bajpai, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Fractious Relationship Between ICC and Africa
  • Dr Lis Bates, Open University, Crime or harm? Re-thinking honour-based violence/abuse in light of social harm theory
  • Dr Gemma Birkett, City University, Solving Her Problems? Beyond the Seductive Appeal of Specialist Problem-Solving Courts for Women Offenders in England and Wales
  • Dr Stefanie Brottrager, Vienna Centre for Societal Security, Peering inside. Language, image and the politics of shame
  • Dr Steven Cammiss and Professor Sally Kyd, University of Leicester, Reducing Social Harm through Roads Policing
  • Ergul Celiksoy, University of Nottingham, Responses from Six Countries to Prisoners’ Right to Vote: Have the Cases Been Closed?
  • Angela Charles, Open University, Being Black and a woman in prison: Identity, Resistance and Resilience in the English female Prison Estate through an intersectional lens
  • Erin Condirston, Royal Holloway University, Education and wellbeing: A preliminary look at prisoner-reported prospective benefits of accessing further and higher education in custody
  • Dr Lesley Crane, Director of Knowing How and Associate with the Learning and Skills Institute. Re-thinking and transforming the education of prisoners with a radical approach
  • Dr Paul Dargue, Northumbria University, Utilising Self-Determination Theory to Improve Well-Being Amongst Prisoners and Reduce Re-Offending
  • Dr Mauricio Dieter and Dr Luis Geraldo Sant’Ana Lanfredi, University of Sao Paolo, A critical evaluation of the programs of the National Council of Justice to reduce and rationalize prison population in Brazil (2019- 2020)
  • Katarzyna Doroszewska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Gambling from social and individual perspective – few thoughts about paternalism and individual’s autonomy
  • Hussain M Fazlul Bari, Bangladesh Judicial Service, 160 years of Macaulay’s Penal Code: Dynamics of Sentencing Reforms in Bangladesh
  • Dr Claire Fitzpatrick (Lancaster University), Dr Katie Hunter (Lancaster University), Dr Julie Shaw (Liverpool John Moores University), Dr Jo Staines (Bristol University), Exploring the Pathways between Care and Custody for Girls and Women
  • Anne Fox, CEO, Clinks, The role of the voluntary sector in addressing social harms
  • Jonathan Gilbert, University of Cardiff, ‘Trusted to the ends of the earth?’ Or not. Solicitors who go rogue
  • Dr Sarah Greenhow and Dr Sarah Tickle (Liverpool John Moores University), Online Harms: The experiences of young people living in a deprived coastal resort
  • Dr Melissa Hamilton, University of Surrey, Predictive Policing through Risk Assessment
  • Dr David Hayes, University of Sheffield, Retribution, Proportionality and Penal Excess: What Went Wrong, and Where Do We Go Now?
  • Dr Spencer Headworth and Callie Zaborenko, Purdue University, Legal Reactivity: Correctional Health Care Certifications and Accreditations as Responses to Litigation
  • Paul Herbinger, Vienna Centre for Societal Security, ‘Conflicting sectoral definitions of domestic abuse, their effects on cooperation, and the appeal of risk-assessment tools
  • Professor Marianne Hester, University of Bristol, What is justice – the voices of victims-survivors of gender-based violence
  • Dr Alison Heydari, Hampshire Constabulary/University of Portsmouth, Enhancing the Experience of Procedural Justice for Domestic Abuse Survivors by Improving the Policing Response
  • Dr Katie Hunter, Lancaster University, Institutionalised Criminalisation: Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Looked After Children in the Youth Justice System
  • Dr Alice Ievins, Dr Susie Hulley and Ben Jarman, University of Cambridge, PANEL: What does the state morally communicate to those who have caused harm?
  • Professor Jonathan Jacobs, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, How is Criminal Justice Related to the Rest of Justice?
  • Martin Kettle, HMIP, Gambling addiction – making a darkness visible in the criminal justice system
  • Dr Amy Kirby, Birkbeck University, Witnessing (dis)engagement: A framework for examining legitimacy in the criminal courts
  • Dr Jenny Korkodeilou, Chasing My Shadow: Understanding stalking through its social harms
  • Professor Michael Kyobe, University of Cape Town, Examining the extent to which mobile bully-victim behaviour is a consequence of social integration or aggressive behaviour
  • Richie Lindo, North Carolina Department of Public Protection, The Effectiveness of Educational Programs for Incarcerated Juveniles in the United States
  • Dr Marie Manikis, McGill University, Conceptualizing the victim in England and Wales and the United States: a comparative understanding of their roles and interests
  • Mireya Toribio Medina, Carlos III University of Madrid, The costs of the war on terror. The Spanish case
  • Professor Kate Moss, University of Derby, The Mental Health Implications of Protracted Disciplinary Hearings Against Police Officers
  • Jane Mulcahy, University College Cork, Understanding interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal theory and repetition compulsion for better outcomes
  • Aleksandra Nieprzecka, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, When criminal law is no longer ultima ratio. Polish experience on a systemic lacuna in the regulations regarding crimes against private property and business with regard to persons affected by pathological gambling
  • Dr Ciara O’Connell, Sophie Van Der Valk and Dr Mary Rogan, Trinity College Dublin, Preventing Harm in Prison – Prisoner Perspectives on the Role of International Oversight
  • Dr David Patton, University of Derby, The Hopes and Pains of Tertiary Desistance: revealing a personal and collective future
  • Dr Rudra Prasad Sahoo, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Navigating Equality and social Justice from Indian constitutional Law framework
  • Kaitlyn Quinn and Professor Phillip Goodman, University of Toronto, Organizational Variation and the Ideal(ized) Penal Subject
  • Hazel Renouf and Verity James-Sinetos, Golden Key Bristol, The importance of adopting a trauma-responsive approach to improve outcomes for street sex-working women in the criminal justice system
  • Sarah Roberts and Dr Barbara Barrett, Kings College London, Economic evidence for criminal justice: what’s missing and why it matters
  • Dr Marti Rovira, University of Oxford. Are criminal background checks growing worldwide?
  • Professor Shannon Russell, University of Manitoba, Non-Consensual Access and Possession of Intimate Images as a form of Image-Based Sexual Abuse: The Need for Criminalization
  • Natalie Rutter (University of Manchester) and Dr Jane Gibbon (University of Newcastle), Exploring the benefits of social enterprise in a context prison to challenge social harm
  • Sophie Serrano, University of Neuchatel, How a Social Harm perspective helps rethink governance: A case study of Philanthropy in Geneva
  • Dr Julie Shaw and Dr Sarah Greenhow, Liverpool John Moores University, Children in care: exploitation, offending and the denial of victimhood
  • Dr Andrew Shepherd, University of Manchester, Losing yourself – isolation and disconnection in prison: A call for the development of more therapeutic space
  • Dr Katja Simoncic, University of Ljubljana, Criminological Analysis of Social Harm: The case of consumerism in the garment industry
  • Christina Straub, University of Leeds, A social-ecological approach to the social harms of imprisonment
  • Kirstine Szifris, Manchester Metropolitan University, Philosophy in prisons: Exploring personal development
  • Dr Jacki Tapley, University of Portsmouth, The role of DA Champions – improving culture, assessing risk and reducing harm
  • Dr Sarah Tickle and Dr Lindsey Metcalf, Liverpool John Moores University, Government policies, austerity and the withdrawal of youth welfare in the UK: a social harm approach.
  • Dr Rosamunde Van Brakel, VUB, Emerging issues of the use of socio-technical systems in policing: The case of predictive policing
  • Professor Sandra Walklate, University of Liverpool, Victims’ access to justice 1675 to the present day:  Some reflections on the political economy of victim policy framing over time
  • Dr Sarah Wilson, University of York, Financial Crime and Social Harm: In search of ‘transformative understandings’ of crime
  • Túlio Felippe Xavier Januario, University of Coimbra, The social harms of match-fixing: an analysis of the limits and fundamentals of its criminalization
  • Dr Juste Abramovaite, University of Birmingham, Alternatives to custody: evidence from police force areas in England and Wales
  • Felicity Adams, Keele University, Painting the Walls Pink: ‘Gender-Responsivity’ An Inclusive Approach?
  • Rob Allen, Independent researcher, The Sentencing Council: Brake or Accelerator on the Use of Prison?
  • Dr Eiman Alqattan, Kuwait University, Modest Woman Stereotype: The Kuwaiti Criminal Justice System’s Response to Allegations of Sexual Violence
  • Dr Harry Annison (University of Southampton), Dr Tom Guiney (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Ailbhe O’Loughlin (University of York, Controversies in Sentencing and Parole
  • Alex Beaumont, Plymouth University, McDonaldization of the Mind versus Fidelity to the ‘Event’: Christian conversions and desistance in the 21st century
  • Dr Miranda Bevan, The Howard League for Penal Reform, “If I get treated like this, what’s the point?”: Young suspect perspectives on detention in police custody
  • Dyango Bonsignore and Dr David Castro-Linares, University of Alicante, Nobody expects the Spanish winter season: social harm at the intersection between austerity policies, energetic poverty and mortality
  • Louise Broadbent and Dr Andy Williams, University of Portsmouth, Paedophile Hunters: An Online Ethnographic Mapping of a Social Media Rough Music
  • Professor Joanne Brooke and Monika Rybacka, Birmingham City University and Coventry University, The unique unmet needs of older prisoners and those with dementia: a phenomenological study
  • Professor Joanne Brooke and Victoria Skerrett, Birmingham City University, Femininity in a male prison, the lived experience of transgender women: a systematic review
  • Dr Eleanor Careless, The Howard League for Penal Reform, Fairness and blackness: ‘racial disparity’ and social harm in the criminal justice system
  • Jessica Cleary, University of Stirling, Is Community-Based Justice Really Less Harmful? The Limitations of a Siloed Approach
  • Dr Jonathan Collinson, University of Huddersfield,Using Suspended Prison Sentences as a Model for Reform of the UK’s Law Regarding the Deportation of Foreign National Offenders
  • Beth Collinson and Rachel Moreton, University of Sheffield/CFE, Research Understanding multiple disadvantage and the impact of the Fulfilling Lives programme
  • Vladimir Adrian Costea, University of Bucharest, Reintegration in Integrum: An Alternative Model of Criminal Reform
  • Claudia Cox, University of Portsmouth, Policing ethnic minority communities: The interpretation and implementation of policy in frontline policing
  • Stephanie Crisp University of Stirling, Trauma as a social harm: How might a practice theoretical approach impact on the way social harms are understood, questioned and tackled in the criminal justice system?
  • Dr Tom Daems, KU Leuven, Defamiliarizing electronic monitoring
  • Luiz Phelipe Dal Santo, University of Oxford, Overcoming neoliberalism, expanding imprisonment: mass incarceration in post-neoliberal Brazil
  • Dr Elizabeth Davies, Kings College London, How is cancer care best provided to patients in English prisons?
  • Dr Jo Deakin and Dr Claire Fox, University of Manchester, Always in trouble: stigma and social harm in the lives of young people
  • Beth Duane, University of Limerick, Exploring the Extent, Effects and Responses of Prison Violence within the Irish Criminal Justice System
  • Rona  Epstein Coventry Law School, Prosecuting parents for truancy: who pays the price?
  • Dr Bonnie Ernst, University of Florida, “We Were All Feminists”: The Influence of the Women’s Movement in American Prisons
  • Professor Stephen Farrall (University of Derby), Dr Phil Jones (University of Sheffield) and Dr Emily Gray (University of Sheffield), Panel: Thatcherism and Crime
  • Jane Faulkner, Voices Unlocked, Peer support in prison
  • Lynsey Fenwick, Leeds Beckett University, A different perspective: how incorporating the experiences of men investigated for indecent images of children offences could positively impact the justice system
  • Dr Patricia Gray, Plymouth University, The Institutionalised Harms of Imprisonment in a Neoliberal Era
  • Dr David Green, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, Reckoning with the indignities of mass penal control: Social harm through a thymotic lens
  • Cameron Holloway, Socrates Software, Responding to the Social Harm of Imprisonment through Digitally Enabled Interventions: A Case Study
  • Dr Laura Janes, Legal Director, Howard League for Penal Reform, Title tbc
  • Dr Ameil Joseph, McMaster University, Frozen, invisible, indefinite: Immigration detention in Canada and the carceral violence of temporal torment
  • Professor Benjamin Justice, Rutgers, Hobbling: The Effects of Proactive Policing and Mass Incarceration on Children’s Education
  • Jessica Kebbell, University of Leicester, What does the personnel of the Howard League between 1866 and 1948 tell us about the organisation’s international scope and reach?
  • Louise Kennefick, Maynooth University, Criminal Responsibility Attribution from the Ground Up: A Capabilities Approach to Censure
  • Marie  Lawless and Rachel Lilliss, Ballymun drug and alcohol task force, ‘Better Together’ – STRIVE: A Joint Agency Response to Crime in the Community
  • Dr Kate Leader, University of York, Tech and Criminal Justice: Harm or Help?
  • Jantien Leenknecht, KU Leuven, Youth justice in Belgium and Northern Ireland: really different (?)
  • Jade Levell, Bournemouth University, The changing masculinity performances of men who experienced domestic violence in childhood and involvement on the road and in gangs
  • Dr Ben Livings, University of South Australia, Sentencing and Community Safety
  • Dr Sanja Milivojevic, University of Oxford, Digital Frontier Technologies and social harm: The call for a New Criminology
  • Sophie Mitchell, Northumbria University, Intergenerational trauma: The role of maternal imprisonment
  • Marianne Moore, Justice Studio Ltd, Fear of Crime
  • Sarah Moulds, University of South Australia, Deliberative Law-Making and Legal Responses to Social Harms: Three Snapshots from Australia
  • Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn, Lisa Mackenzie, MBM Policy, Losing sight of women’s rights: policy capture and the Scottish Prison Service
  • Dr Sophie Nakueira, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, ‘Gender, Men and Masculinities’: an ethnographic account of personhood and gender dynamics in a refugee settlement in Uganda
  • Marion Neunkirchner, Vienna Centre for Societal Security, Human smuggling and the overuse of Penal System
  • Danielle O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Women’s Experiences of Intimate or Sexual Relationships in Irish Prisons: The methodological challenges associated with researching hidden and silenced populations
  • Dr Sarah Page, University of Staffordshire, Social harms of racism experienced by young people in schools and the community with particular attention to mental health
  • Dr Julie Parsons, University of Plymouth, ‘Making’ as reparation and in preparation for release into the community after punishment
  • Jen Persson, Defend Digital Me, Monitoring for Online Harms in practice, and why regulation is required
  • Thais  Portilho, University of Leicester, AI in prisons: reliability and ethics of using machine learning to diagnose mental health disorders in prisoners
  • Dr Jayne Price, University of Chester, The particular needs of young adults who have become ‘adult’ in the criminal justice system
  • Natalie Rutter, University of Manchester, Impacting desistance: the role of social and local media
  • Claire Salama, Solicitor, Howard League for Penal Reform, tbc
  • Dr Simone Santorso, University of Huddersfield,The Italian Penal Policy Under Scrutiny: New Perspectives on Mass Incarceration?
  • Dr Vincenzo  Scalia and Dr Matt Clement, University of Winchester, The Vicious Circle of Terror: explaining the strategy of tension
  • Kara Khushboo Shah, Duke University, The Interdisciplinary Perspective of Drug Addiction
  • Dr Amanda Sheely, LSE, State supervision, paternalism and poverty: The case of drug bans on welfare receipt
  • Dr April Smith, University of Portsmouth, To critically explore the role and function of peer mentoring in an operational female prison in England and Wales, within a desistance paradigm
  • Dr Kelly Socia, University of Massachusetts, The influence of message framing and respondent characteristics on support for safe injection facilities in the United States
  • Dr Carly Speed, Open University, Deaths in Psychiatric Detention: Challenging Harm and Achieving Social Justice
  • Dr Shameka  Stanford, Howard University, Understanding the Disproportionate Representation of Youth with Communication Disorders involved in the Criminal System: a fundamental discussion for the justice of youth with communication disorders
  • Dr Camille Stengel, University of Greenwich, ‘Chicks Day’ in Budapest: using photovoice to capture social harms for at a women-only needle and syringe exchange programme
  • Dr Nigel Stobbs, Queensland Univeristy of Technology, Iatrogenisis and Compassion Deficits as Catalysts for Social Pathologies and Social Harm
  • Katrijn Veeckmans, KU Leuven, The historical interaction between criminal law and youth justice
  • Dr Nadia Wager and Dr Simon Goodson, University of Huddersfield, Attitudes and Behaviours Toward ‘Complainants’ of Sexual Revictimization: A Systematic Review
  • Ayesha Wahid, University of Michigan, Citizens Against Apartheid
  • Dr Gabrielle Watson, University of Oxford, Just Words? Ethics and the language of criminal justice
  • Jo Wilkinson and Professor Jenny Fleming, University of Southampton, Prisoner on prisoner drug searches in UK prisons: ‘business as usual’
  • Professor Belinda Winder and Dr Nicholas Blagden, Nottingham Trent University, Challenges in providing post-prison support for people convicted of sexual offence

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