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Next Scarman Lecture discuss lifecycle of riots

The esteemed criminologist Professor Tim Newburn (pictured) will visit Leicester to deliver this year's Scarman Lecture series.

As the University's Department of Criminology marks its 30th anniversary, Professor Newburn will give a talk entitled 'England 2011 Five Years On: Understanding the ‘life-cycle’ of riots'.

His lecture will focus on what has been learned from some of the most devastating displays of public disorder in the UK, such as the much publicised outbreaks in London, Birmingham, Merseyside and other locations around the country.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 28 September at 5.30pm in the Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre on the University's main campus.

Each year the Scarman Lectures invite a number of high profile guest speakers to deliver papers on current issues in criminology, criminal justice, policing and community safety.

Past speakers have included former Director of Liberty, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, Frances Crook, and Chair of the Parole Board, and formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick.

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