Friday, 26 September 2008

Keele "Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice" Conference a Success

Keele criminologists hosted the first national conference on the voluntary sector role in criminal justice on September 16th - 17th. The 'Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Prospects for Citizenship' conference attracted delegates from the academic and voluntary sectors, prison and probation services, and government to discuss the impact of cross-sectoral partnership work with offenders and victims. The keynote speakers were David Faulkner (Oxford University), Frances Flaxington (Ministry of Justice), Clive Martin (Clinks), Stephen Pryor (CAB) and Juliet Lyon (Prison Reform Trust).
The event was organised by Dr. Mary Corcoran, Professor Susanne Karstedt, and PhD students Michelle Jaffe and Clare Jones, who are all members of the Keele Voluntary Sector Research Group. This is the second successful public event held by the group, following their regional symposium in June 2007.

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