9th September, University of Central Lancashire
The 2015 Crime and Security Symposium took place on the 9th September 2015 at the University of Central Lancashire. The theme for the day was "21st Century Challenges, 21st Century Solutions: New approaches to Crime and Security Policy"
Building on both the work of the University of Central Lancashire’s Crime and Security Policy Seminar Series and the Crime and Security Policy Network, this symposium was an attempt to initiate and develop a broad researcher-led conversation about evidence based crime and security policy, providing a strong and distinctive voice that advocated for the benefits of academic engagement with the policy process, as well as providing concrete examples of how the best of current research could shape a more humane and effective policy response.
The programme focussed on the proliferation of complex crime and security risks in the 21st century, and in particular paid special attention to the impact of growth in digital technologies, the challenges of regulating transnational crime, terrorism, violent radicalisation and the impact of austerity.
Introduction and Plenary Address
Prof. Matthew Feldman, Teesside University
Some Features of 'Doublespeak' and right-wing extremist rhetoric today
The Politics of Victimhood
Victimhood: Vulnerability or bias crime?
Women Desisting from Offending Behaviour: Beyond the Victim/Survivor Dicohtomy
The Politics of Security
State Control and 'Domestic Extremism' in 21st Century Britain
A Communitarian Justification for Measures to Prevent Terrorism in the UK
The Politics of Policing
Policing a Virtual Community: Facebook
Public Order Management in Bradford 'post-riots': The case of the English Defence League
Migrant Generation & Trust in the Police: A Quantitative Exploration
Michael Salter, Lancashire Law School
Who decides security threats: The politics of defining threats to security, and the difficulties of legislating for unknown threats
'Where Next for Crime and Security Policy in the 21st Century?'
Mark Littler, University of Hull
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