28 March Criminal Justice Centre Seminar: Amber Marks, Queen Mary, University of London, 'The Fault Lines in Forensic Science: A case-study'
15 February Criminal Justice Centre Seminar: Elspeth Guild, Queen Mary, University of London, 'Security, Migration and Law: Examining the UK and EU nexus'
18 January Criminal Justice Centre Seminar: Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Queen Mary, University of London, 'The Limits of Mutual Trust: Applying the Principle of Mutual Recognition to Criminal Law and Justice in Europe'
25 January The Criminal Justice Centre conference - Hate speech bans: critical perspectives In recent years criminal law on 'hate speech' in England & Wales has undergone significant changes: new legislation on incitement to religious hatred and, most recently, homophobic hatred has been adopted. This conference seeks to discuss those new developments. The event is chaired by Professor Peter Alldridge. Speakers include: Professor Eric Heinze (Professor of Law and Humanities, Queen Mary), Maleiha Malik (Reader in Law, King’s College), Perry Keller (Senior Lecturer in Law, King’s College), and Marloes van Noorloos (PhD candidate, Utrecht University).
6 November Queen Mary Centre for Criminal Justice and Centre for Law and Medical Ethics present a half-day conference: Purdy and the DPP’s guidelines
7 October The Criminal Justice Centre: Symposium on Neoliberal Penality LOÏC WACQUANT (University of California-Berkeley & Centre de sociologie européenne-Paris) will be discussing his latest books, 'Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity' and 'Prisons of Poverty' with STANLEY COHEN (London School of Economics and Political Science) LORAINE GELSTHORPE (University of Cambridge) MARTIN JONES (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) NICOLA LACEY (London School of Economics and Political Science) DAVID NELKEN (Universities of Cardiff and Macerata) TIM NEWBURN (London School of Economics and Political Science) and RICHARD SPARKS (University of Edinburgh)
1 May The Criminal Justice Centre's Inaugural Conference “For Safety’s Sake” examined recent practices and trends in the Court of Appeal’s practices. It coincided with the 100th Anniversary of the first Court of Appeal hearing. All aspects of the approach were examined by the distinguished speakers: Patrick O’Connor, Professor Peter Duff, Professors David Schiff and Richard Nobles, Professor Graham Zellick and Lord Justice Hughes.