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Events · Howard League events

Crime, Justice and Social Harms

  • Start date: 31 Mar 2020

  • End date: 1 Apr 2020

  • Location: Keble College, Oxford


  • Two days including conference dinner (statutory and private sectors) : £400

  • Two days without conference dinner (statutory and private sectors) : £360

  • One day (Tues) including conference dinner (statutory and private sectors) : £245

  • One day (Tues) without conference dinner (statutory and private sectors) : £200

  • One day (Wed) (statutory and private sectors) : £200

  • Two days including conference dinner (charities, NGOs, students and early career academics) : £360

  • Two days without conference dinner (charities, NGOs, students and early career academics) : £315

  • One day (Tues) including conference dinner (charities, NGOs, students and early career academics) : £220

  • One day (Tues without conference dinner (charities, NGOs, students and early career academics) : £175

  • One day (Wed) : £175

  • Conference dinner : £60

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    Two-day international conference to be held at Keble College, University of Oxford

    Tuesday 31 March – Wednesday 1 April 2020

    How social harms are understood, questioned and tackled can have a profound effect on how communities approach crime and justice. This conference comes at a time when communities across the world are experiencing change and uncertainty affecting how they understand themselves and challenges to the status quo. Coping with, responding to and supporting such uncertainty and change brings challenges for political institutions, criminal justice agencies and civic society in developing values, strategies and systems.

    We will bring together academics, policy makers, practitioners and those directly affected by the criminal justice system to discuss, reflect on and suggest alternative strategies.

    The Howard League’s conference will consider the intersection of issues relating to crime, justice and social harms. Building on the Howard League’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling, we are keen to explore the impact of problem gambling on patterns of crime and the societal harms that link crime and problem gambling.

    Speakers & contributors confirmed so far:


    Submissions were invited from academics, policy makers, practitioners, PhD students and researchers from within the criminological and legal disciplines, and from other fields of study including philosophy, geography, political science and economics. We invited theoretical, policy, practice-based and more innovative contributions around a wide range of issues that encompass the broad theme of justice and the wider conference themes.

    The list of the accepted papers

    Conference fees

    What’s included?

    Conference fees include all day access to the conference sessions on your chosen day(s), conference papers, choice of delicious hot and cold two-course lunch served in the magnificent Victorian Gothic Dining Hall, morning and afternoon refreshments. Conference gala dinner on the first day is optional and can be selected at the time of booking.

    Book now to take advantage of our ‘early bird rate’.

    Full list of conference rates

    Accommodation is not included in the conference fees and can be booked directly with the college online: https://www.keble.ox.ac.uk/conferences/accommodation at a special, discounted rate quoting promotional code: HOWARD20. Please book early as places are limited. Alternatively, delegates can arrange their own accommodation outside the college.

    Sponsors and exhibitors

    Sponsorship opportunities

    For information on sponsorship opportunities, exhibiting or advertising in the conference booklet, please email barbara.norris@howardleague.org

    Reports from previous conferences

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