Criminal justice in crisis

A conference addressing critical issues of criminal justice in Scotland and the UK.

 

Programme

Chaired by Sheriff David Mackie

Welcome

  • Sir John Ball welcome, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Introduction to the day from the Chair of the Conference, Sheriff David Mackie

Setting the scene: the critical concerns

  • Understanding and preventing anti-social behaviour and knife crime – Professor Lesley McAra FRSE, University of Edinburgh
  • Institutional racism in policing and its impact on practice – Professor Susan McVie FRSE, University of Edinburgh
  • The processing of gender-based violence in the criminal justice system – Professor Michele Burman FRSE, University of Glasgow
  • Prison overcrowding and impact on prisoners’ human rights – Professor Laura Piacentini FRSE, University of Strathclyde

Understanding and preventing anti-social behaviour and knife crime

  • Professor Bruce Adamson, University of Glasgow and former Children’s Commissioner, Scotland
  • Professor Alistair Fraser, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Karla Goodman, London Innovation and Improvement Alliance
  • Fiona Steele, National Director, Action for Children Scotland

Panel 2: Racism and misogyny in policing and impacts on practice

  • Ephraim Borowski, Chair of the Police Scotland’s National Independent Strategic Advisory Group
  • Chief Superintendent Mark Hargreaves, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Scotland
  • Temporary Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dr Alison Heydari, Metropolitan Police Service and Programme Director for the National Police Race Action Plan
  • Professor Nasar Meer, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Anna Souhami, University of Edinburgh

Panel 3: The processing of gender-based violence in the criminal justice system

  • Mariam Ahmed, Chief Executive, Amina (Chair)
  • Sandy Brindley, Chief Executive, Rape Crisis Scotland
  • Dr Oona Brooks-Hay, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Katrin Hohl, City, University of London

Panel 4: Prison overcrowding and impact on prisoners’ human rights

  • Katrina Morrison, Edinburgh Napier University (Chair)
  • Dr Cara Jardine, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Marguerite Schinkel, University of Glasgow
  • Scottish Prison Service TBC
  • Dr Jason Warr, University of Nottingham

Final reflections: what must be done, should be done and could be done

  • Professor Lesley McAra FRSE, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Susan McVie FRSE, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Michele Burman FRSE, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Laura Piacentini FRSE, University of Strathclyde

Vote of thanks and next steps from Chair of the Conference, Sheriff David Mackie

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