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British Society of Criminology Conference 2010

The Department of Criminology is to host the British Society of Criminology Conference 2010

It has been announced that the Department of Criminology, University of Leicester, has been successful in its bid to host the annual British Society of Criminology Conference in 2010. Dr Mark Simpson of the BSC said they were ‘very impressed by the facilities and the enthusiasm, ideas, and commitment of the team’.

The British Society of Criminology has a diverse membership of practitioners, policy-makers and academics from the criminological community. The annual conference is hugely significant as it provides criminologists from across the world the opportunity to present the latest findings from their research, to discuss their experience of the criminal justice system and to debate the key issues of the day.

The conference will begin with the PhD Conference on Sunday 11th July 2010, followed by three days of the main conference. The conference theme will be: 'Human Rights and Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology'.

The conference theme gives primacy to the increasingly important relationship between criminology and human rights, but has been framed in deliberately inclusive terms as a way of capturing the imagination of all criminologists.

The conference will be held at the University of Leicester Conference Centre in Oadby. This will provide an excellent base for the 500 delegates as it enables the majority of the conference to be based on one site.

Dr Neil Chakraborti, part of the conference organising committee alongside Professor Yvonne Jewkes and conference administrator Helen Baldock, commented:

"Being chosen to host this prestigious event is a sign of how highly regarded we are as a department and an institution. We look forward to organising an exciting and innovative conference that will showcase not only the criminological expertise we have here at the Department of Criminology but also the wonderful facilities available at the University of Leicester and the imaginative developments taking place across the city."

For more information about the BSC Conference 2010 please visit our website: or contact the conference team via e-mail:

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