Law on Trial 2012: Crime, Order and Justice

Law on Trial 2012

Event Date: 18-22  June 2012 

Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

London WC1E 7HX

Law on Trial 2012: 18 June – 22 June 2012

CRIME, ORDER AND JUSTICE

Are effective justice and the fairness of the criminal process always in tension? This year’s Law on Trial will address this question, which has been brought into sharp focus by events such as G20 protests, and the riots of August 2011. Sessions will consider tactics used in the policing of protest, including ‘kettling’, two sessions on the riots in the UK and gang culture, and the use of stop and search and anti-terrorism powers. We shall also examine punitive responses to HIV and AIDS.

Law on Trial provides a platform on which academics, trade unionists, practitioners and activists can present alternative and progressive thinking about law, the criminal justice system and its relationship to society and economy.

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Monday 18th June 2012

Unsafe Law: Public Health, Human Rights and the Legal Response to HIV – Professor Matthew Weait (Birkbeck)

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Tuesday 19th June 2012

Protesting in a time of cuts: a clampdown on civil liberties?Kat Craig (Christian Khan Solicitors) and Owen Greenhall (Garden Court Chambers)

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Wednesday 20th June 2012

Reading the riots – Professor Tim Newburn, (Criminology and Social Policy, LSE)

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Thursday 21st June 2012

Spinning the Crisis: Riots, Politics and Parenting – Professor John Pitts (University of Bedfordshire)

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Friday 22nd June 2012

Empowerment as Resistance: Critical Praxis in an Age of IncarcerationSimon Fulford  (Khulisa UK) and Amanda Nelmes (LEAP Confronting Conflict)

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