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11:53 2 September - 11:53 3 September 2010

Seeking Security: Pre-empting the Commission of Criminal Harms


UCL Faculty of Laws

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £125
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Lawrence Alexander, San Diego University
Ian Dennis, UCL
Anthony Duff, Stirling
Jeremy Horder, Law Commission
Peter Ramsey, LSE
Jonathan Rogers, UCL
Stephen Shute, Sussex University
Andrew Simester, Singapore University
John Stanton-Ife, KCL
Robert Sullivan, UCL
Malcolm Thorburn, Queen's University, Kingston
Shlomit Wallerstein, Oxford University
Clive Walker, Leeds
Martin Wasik, Keele
Lucia Zedner, Oxford University

The papers presented at this conference will analyse the issues of principle and policy that are raised by the increasing use of state resources to prevent the commission of criminal acts that may be committed at some future and uncertain point in time. Critical examinations will be made of the extensive use of covert surveillance, of coercive interventions under the criminal and civil law at points well in advance of any realised harm, and the use of imprisonment not as punishment for harms done but to prevent harms that might be done.The aim of the conference is to inform criminal law justice policy makers and scholars of the nature and extent of these preventative measures. The objective will to increase the capacity of these communities to make informed assessments of the efficacy of these measures and their ethical and policy implications. This objective will be assisted by the undertaking of a leading legal publisher to publish a monograph based on the conference papers.


Lisa Penfold

Law - Lady Justice