The Conference

The aim of the conference is to enable delegates to critically engage with research, debates and perspectives within contemporary criminology in a time of rapid social and economic change. Developments in local and world governance, global conflicts, financial crises, environmental emergency and climate change, all ask serious questions which will redefine criminological debates and pose challenges for social justice. This complex picture has been further altered by the global pandemic. As such, the conference offers a platform to debate and critical engage with the following themes:

(1) Understanding Crime Futures

(2) Transformations in Power, Legitimacy and Compliance

(3) Identity, Power and Division

(4) Adjustments in Criminal Justice Policy and Practice and Their Outcomes

(5) Criminological Perspectives on Global Crises

(6) Developments in Science and Technology