June 1999

No 115

The University of Leicester has been selected to host the first Millennium conference for crime experts in Britain

The next British Society of Criminology conference will be held in the city next July (5th-7th).

Dr Martin Gill, Director Designate of the Scarman Centre, who chaired the organising committee stated: 'This a great honour for the University of Leicester and an excellent opportunity to promote our strength in criminology teaching and research.'

The organising committee included representatives from the Scarman Centre (Dr Anthea Hucklesby, Adam Edwards, Julie Evans-secretary), Law (Estella Baker) and the Centre for Applied Psychology (Dr Emma Palmer). Soon the committee will be joined by representatives from the British Society of Criminology who will meet on a regular basis to plan for up to 400 visitors from around the world.

The British Society of Criminology - which has its headquarters in Leicestershire - is Britain's major criminological Society. It aims to further the interests and knowledge, both academic and professional, of persons engaged in any aspect of teaching and research about crime and criminal behaviour. Anyone wanting further details or wishing to become involved in the event should contact Julie Evans on 0116 252 5404.

  • This year's Criminology Conference is taking place in July at Liverpool John Moores University.

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