Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Postgraduate Research Students’ Conference

Centre for Criminal Justice Studies

Date: 17 June 2014
Time: 10.00h to 16.30h
Location: G.32, Liberty Building

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This conference provides postgraduate research students at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) with the opportunity to present papers drawing on their PhD studies.

The conference showcases some of the research CCJS students are currently engaged in, as well as offering a supportive environment where students can receive feedback from staff and students on the ideas and arguments presented.

In total, eleven students will present papers on a range of criminological and criminal justice topics. The broad themes to be discussed at the conference include Cybercrime, Terrorism, Policing and International Governance.

The conference will also feature 'A Taste of CCJS!', where a selection of international refreshments and local dishes will be brought in by CCJS members from their native countries/ regions to showcase the cultural diversity of the Centre.

The plenary address for the conference is to be given by Professor Shadd Maruna, Director for the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast.  

The conference will be followed by a Wine Reception, and the CCJS Annual Meal.

Attendance at this event is free.  

9.30: Registration

10.00: Opening Address, by Dr Peter Whelan, Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies.

10.10: Session 1: Cybercrime and Terrorism. Chair: Nick Addis

  • Ummi Hani Binti Masood: An analysis of the concept of cyber attacks
  • Adekemi Omotubora: Dead on Arrival? The Hacking ‘Offence’ under the Proposed Cybercrime Bill in Nigeria
  • Isra Samandecha: The offences relating to terrorism in Thailand: an analysis and critique with reference to international and comparative law
  • Bader Alrajhi: Terrorist Financing: Kuwait’s Response after June 2013

11.30: Refreshments and Pastries

11.45: Session 2: International Governance and Criminal Justice. Chair: Ian Marder

  • Woong Jang Yoon: Legal issues in pharmacological treatment orders for sex offenders in South Korea
  • Mohammad Menwer Al Mutairi: Constitutionalising Executive powers in Kuwait with reference to the UK
  • Johanna Schönhöfer: Researching the Impact of the Punitive Turn on Solidarity

12.45: Lunch

13.30: Session 3: Domestic and International Policing. Chair: David Thompson

  • Lee Johnson: Studying Assaults on Police Officers - Some Conceptual Considerations
  • Deborah Platts-Fowler: Policing to prevent and contain community disorders
  • Chan Yew Hiok: The Governance of Police Abuses Against Detainees in Malaysia
  • Chu Van Dung: Effectiveness of a transnational policing system from the ethical perspective

14.50: Refreshments: A Taste of CCJS!

  • A selection of international refreshments brought in by CCJS members to showcase the cultural diversity of the Centre.

15.20: Keynote Address: Professor Shadd Maruna, Director for the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast.

  • Title of Address: 'Why We Love Psychopaths'

16.20: Conference Close and Wine Reception

17.00: Depart for Meal

17.30: Conference Meal: Zizzi's Restaurant, 'The Light' Shopping Centre, The Headrow, Leeds.

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