Centre for Evidence & Criminal Justice Studies (University of Northumbria)
Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney)
Wednesday 23 September 2015, 4th Floor Corporate Hub and Harvard Lecture Theatre, School of Law, Northumbria University 11.00-18.00
On Wednesday 23rd September the Centre for Evidence & Criminal Justice Studies (University of Northumbria) and the Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) will co-host a 1 day conference on ‘The Age of Criminal Responsibility’ at Northumbria University in Newcastle. The aim of this conference is to encourage debate and discussion on the current age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales which is set at 10 years. This conference will provide a forum for exploring the latest research and developments in understanding the challenges facing young people in conflict with the law.There will be original presentations by leading experts in this area, including:
- Prof Barry Goldson (Dept of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology, University of Liverpool),
- Prof James Chalmers (School of Law, University of Glasgow),
- Pam Hibbert OBE (Standing Committee for Youth Justice, Centre for Social Justice)
- Dr Thomas Crofts (Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney),
- Helen Howard (Social Futures Institute, Teesside University),
- Dr Raymond Arthur (Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies, Northumbria University.
The conference should be of interest to a wide audience including researchers, policy makers, judges, lawyers, psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, educators, and professionals in many other allied disciplines who address the subject of childhood, youth and criminality.
The conference is free to attend, however there are limited places available. To confirm your place at this conference, please register online at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2015/09/the-age-of-criminal-responsibility-acr-conference/. Further information regarding the conference is also available via this link.
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For further information on the work of the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies see: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/northumbria-law-school/research/northumbria-centre-for-evidence-criminal-justice-studies/
For further information on the work of the Sydney Institute of Criminology see: http://sydney.edu.au/law/criminology/