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2018 Annual Renmin - QMUL Criminal Justice Centre Conference

6 December 2018 - 7 December 2018

Time: 1:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

EUPLANT logo sat above the Erasmus+ logo which states 'with the generous support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European UnionThis conference brings together scholars and practitioners from around the world, and, in particular China and Europe, to discuss issues of criminal justice in times where the internet and social media are at the fore. Technological developments have always majorly influence how the law is enforced and how crimes are committed. One could say that criminals are always one technological step in front of law enforcement. This was the case when the telephone became a common means of communication as well as when the internet became accessible to all. The digital age means that we are all better connected and that communication is possible at all times and across long distances. This means, crimes committed, such as cybercrime, span most often more than one jurisdiction, making cross-border law enforcement cooperation necessary. It, however, also means that governments as well as private entities can collect abundant data on citizens and use it with more or less limitations. The focus of this conference will hence be, on the one hand on cybercrimes and crimes enabled by modern technologies, and, on the other hand on law enforcement measures enabled by the digital age as well as public-private partnerships to foster criminal justice cooperation. Presentations will shed light on different jurisdictions and disciplines to learn about criminal justice issues and priorities in a digital age.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Policing and Information Exchange
  • Electronic Platforms
  • Social Media
  • Judicial Reform and Digitalisation
  • Prosecutions and Modern Technologies
  • Law and Policy on Digitalisation in the Criminal Justice System

Speakers include:

  • Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas (QMUL)
  • Professor SHI Yanan (Renmin University of China)
  • Dr Saskia Hufnagel (QMUL)
  • Dr Matthieu Burnay (QMUL)
  • Professor Rudi Fortson, QC (QMUL)
  • Professor HUANG He, Chairman of Chinese Society of Criminology and president of National Public Prosecutor's College
  • Mr Dan Hyde (Penningtons Manches LLP)
  • Mr Joaquin CoitiƱo (Revolut, UK)
  • Professor TIAN Hongjie, Vice Director of RCCJ, Professoressor of Renmin Law School
  • Professor CHEN Lei, Researcher of RCCJ, Professoressor of Renmin Law School
  • Professor WANG Zhiyuan, Vice Dean of the School of Criminal Justice of China University of Political Science and Law
  • Dr Anna Di Ronco (Lecturer, University of Essex, UK)
  • Dr John Kerr (Deputy Head of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton, UK)
  • Dr Anna Markovska (Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
  • Dr Anna Sergi (Senior Lecturer, University of Essex, UK)
  • Ms Xue Zhang (PhD Candidate, University of Sussex, UK)
  • Mr Santiago Wortman Jofre (PhD Candidate, QMUL).


How to book

This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite.


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