The 2017 Crime and Security Symposium will take place on the 7th April 2017 at the University of Hull. The theme for this year's symposium is "After Brexit: Responding to Populism, Austerity, and Anti-Globalisation"
The last 12 months have seen a series of intersecting challenges reshape political discourse across the Western world: the growth of populism and anti-immigrant sentiment, the continuation and entrenchment of austerity economics, and the growth of anti-globalisation politics broadly exemplified in the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
Alongside this, hostility to 'experts' has combined with distrust of policymakers and the political process leading to the development of increasingly emotive, and evidentially unsound, policies. The need for dispassionate analysis, and evidence-based engagement with crime and security policy has thus never been more acutely felt, yet pathways to engagement often remain unclear, with many academics unsure of how to take the first steps towards participation in the policy process.
This year’s symposium is designed to address these challenges, bringing together academics working on the interface between these challenging issues and the criminal justice – and security – system for a series of workshops and presentations aimed at sharing the best of policy focussed research and building knowledge both of the policy process and means of engaging with policymakers. In so doing it will attempt to foster a broad researcher-led conversation that gives a strong and distinctive voice to those who advocate for the benefits of research-led policy, and offer a showcase for suggestions of how contemporary research can help better shape policy responses to these difficult issues.
The organisers of the symposium welcome contributions that address crime and security policy broadly defined. These may come from any area of the social sciences or humanities.
In line with the theme of the symposium, they are particularly keen to receive sumbissions addressing the following broad themes:
The Politics of Policing
The Politics of Punishment and Imprisonment
The Politics of Security
The Politics of Victimhood
Introduction and Plenary Address
1)The Politics of Victimhood
2) The Politics of Security
3) The Politics of Policing
4) The Politics of Punishment and Imprisonment
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