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Call for Papers – European Group for Study of Crime and Deviance

European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control
British and Irish section conference
14th – 16th April 2010
Manchester Metropolitan University

Standing in the Gaps: Challenging the Entitlement of the Powerful

This conference is dedicated to the life and work of Karen Leander who was a tireless campaigner on the rights of women and who fought against the entitlement of patriarchy and oppressive state power. The conference provides an opportunity to challenge the assumptions of ‘entitlement’, whether it be entitlement born of gender, ethnicity, class, of politi-cal access, of economic resources, to funding, or of sexual freedom. The European Group continues to develop a critical, emancipatory and innovative criminology, to provide a forum for and recognition of challenging research, study and activism.

Invited Speakers include:

  • Nahella Ashraf – Chair of Greater Manchester Stop the war coalition
  • Deb Coles—Inquest
  • Deena Haydon—Queens University Belfast
  • Barbara Hudson—University of Central Lancashire
  • Rhetta Moran – RAPAR
  • Mothers against violence
  • Simon Pemberton—University of Bristol
  • Phil Scraton—Queens University Belfast

A focus on ‘entitlement’ in all its political guises therefore welcomes contributions on:

  1. Gender, Sexualities and Violence
  2. Exclusion, Difference, Marginalisation – Justice and Migration
  3. Criminal Justice and the mechanisms of social control
  4. Children and young people in the criminal justice system
  5. Campaigning for Justice – Challenging the entitlement of the powerful

Booking/abstract forms and information on travel and accommodation in Manchester is available on the European Group website or alternatively by email: centreccj@uclan.ac.uk

Abstracts and bookings are to be submitted by 5th March 2010 to Rachel MacLean by email: centreccj[at]uclan.ac.uk or by post: Rachel MacLean, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE. Whilst abstracts must be submitted by the 5th March 2010, we may be able to accept bookings only after this date.

bu: there are a wide variety of issues which have been discussed on this blog over the last number of months which fall very clearly into this theme (issues around the Ryan report spring to mind, in particular). For those who are not familiar with the Group it strongly encourages critical thinking about issues of crime and power in society. I’ve found their conferences inspiring and stimulating and highly recommend participation.

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