Consequences of changes to criminal justice system for offenders and victims to be explored at Leicester event

The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect offenders and victims will be explored at an event organised by our University on Wednesday 27 September.

The free public lecture, titled ‘What is the future of criminal justice and human rights?’, celebrates the 30th anniversary of our Department of Criminology, reflecting on a broad range of themes which have been tackled by the Department for the last three decades.

The event is part of the annual Scarman Lecture Series at the University of Leicester, where high profile guest speakers deliver papers on a current issue in criminology, criminal justice, policing or community safety.

The lecture will explore central questions which criminologists confront in their research and writing, examining how the criminal justice system will work, how it is changing and the consequences for offenders, victims, practitioners and society in general.

Professor Neil Chakraborti, Head of the Department of Criminology, said: “A 30th birthday is a landmark achievement in the life of any academic department and one that we are hugely proud of. We have evolved into one of the very best Departments of Criminology anywhere in the world; a research-intensive, multi-disciplinary community of criminologists who shape policy and scholarship through a diverse programme of teaching, research and enterprise activities.”

The free public lecture, ‘What is the future of criminal justice and human rights?’, will take place on Wednesday 27 September between 5.30pm-7.30pm in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing.