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13:00 23 June 2010

Crime, Criminal Law and the Humanities


Rooms 431/2 | SSEES (link Map)
16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H 0BW |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Ian Dennis, Professor of English Law, UCL Faculty of Law
Professor Susanne Kord, UCL Department of German
Professor Jonathan Wolff, UCL Department of Philosophy
Gloria Laycock, Director, UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science
Maurice Biriott, SHM Consultants

Crime has always loomed large in our imagination, inspiring writers from Robert Browning, Dostoevsky to PD James. We fear crime increasingly as a society and struggle to find a balance between security, both personal and national, and human rights. This symposium will examine the ways in which specialists in arts and humanities, law, mental health and crime science can collaborate on a better understanding of the impact of crime on individuals and society.

Criminal Law and Human Rights - Professor Ian Dennis, Professor of English Law, Faculty of Law

Poisonous Ideas: Facts and Fictions about Women and Crime in Germany - Professor Susanne Kord, Department of German

Crime and the Justification of Punishment - Professor Jonathan Wolff, Department of Philosophy

Crime Science and why do we need it? - Gloria Laycock, Director, UCL Jill Dando Institute

Crime, business and the role of the humanities - Maurice Biriotti, SHM Consultants


Tessa Rickards