The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies holds an event to launch the Annual Report and accompany the members AGM. Details about the 2012 Annual Event will be published via our monthly ebulletin.
Past events have included distinguished politicians, practitioners and leading figures in the world of criminal justice:
In 2011, the Centre's annual event marked the start to our 80th Anniversary celebrations. Baroness Vivien Stern, Professor David Nutt, Professor Vincenzo Ruggiero and Professor Rod Morgan were invited along with audience members to share their hopes and fears discussing Utopia or Dystopia: Living in hope not fear.
In 2010 Will anyone notice if the Conservatives win? was the question and BBC Home editor Mark Easton, chaired the event, joined on the platform by Julia Unwin CBE (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), James Brokenshire MP (Shadow Minister for Crime Reduction), Professor Alex Callinicos (King's College London) and Richard Garside (Director here at the Centre).
In 2009 a panel of Tina Jenkins (Ministry of Justice), Clive Martin (Clinks) and Matthew Smerdon (The Baring Foundation) debated Partners or Prisoners? Voluntary sector independence in the world of commissioning and contestability.
In 2007 Robin Lustig of the BBC, chaired a panel discussion: Split for purpose? The implications of Home Office Reform with Lord Falconer, Baroness Vivien Stern and Martin Bright taking part.
In 2006, Nick Hardwick, Chair, Independent Police Complaints Commission delivered his lecture on Police governance and accountability.
In 2005, the guest speaker was Anne Owers CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, who spoke from professional experience on The State of prisons in England and Wales.
In 2004, Clive Stafford-Smith OBE, human rights lawyer, presented Hypocrisy is the yeast of hatred, Guantanamo, Bagram and Belmarsh: human rights and the war on terror.