School of Law

A Conference on Regulation and Criminology: Looking Back, Thinking Forward

03 July 2017 | 09:30 - 19:00 | Conference
Moot Court Room, Liberty Building, University of Leeds

This is a free event but registration is required in advance.

Lunch will be provided and a wine reception will follow the event.

Since its inception in 1987, academics from the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies have engaged in research concerned with the regulation of behaviour. This conference, one of a series of events to mark the Centre’s 30th anniversary, brings members of the Centre together with other national and international scholars with a shared interest in the regulation of individuals, organisations, and industries.

Recent decades have seen an explosion of regulatory strategies that include, but also significantly transcend, the actions of the state. The complex and multi-faceted nature of regulation has been extensively documented and theorised by Professors John and Valerie Braithwaite in work that has illuminated, shaped, and challenged our understanding of the processes of, and responses to, regulation. It is with great pleasure that the Centre welcomes John and Valerie to the School of Law, to deliver the opening and closing plenary lectures at the conference.  

09:30 to 10:00 Coffee and Registration

    10:00 to 10:15    

Welcome and Opening Address: Louise Ellison, University of Leeds, UK

10:15 to 11:15

aws that Catch On and Laws that Don’t: Why We Can’t Walk Away from the Social-Psychological Contract in Democratic Societies: Valerie Braithwaite, ANU, Australia

11:15 to 11.30 Morning Coffee


11:30 to 12:30

Session 1: Regulation and Taxation

VAT Fraud, Regulation, and the Rule of Law,
Rita de la Feria, University of Leeds, UK

Alcohol Taxation, Behavioural Regulation and Criminology, Henry Yeomans, University of             Leeds, UK

  12:30 to 13:15   Lunch




 13:15 to 14:45

Session 2: Sites of Regulation

Regulation and Situational Crime Prevention, Nick Tilley, UCL, UK

Spaces of Improvement: Public Parks, Regulation and Social Order in Victorian and Edwardian Leeds, Nathan Booth and David Churchill, University of Leeds, UK

Terrorism Speech Online: Criminal Justice, Corporatist, or Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Responses?     Clive Walker, University of Leeds, UK   

Chair: Anna Barker, University of Leeds, UK

 14:45 to 15:00 Afternoon Tea





15:00 to 17:00

Session 3: The Regulation of ‘Problem’ Groups

Revisiting the Criminalisation of Social Policy Thesis: Case studies of Regulating Drug Use and Street           Homelessness, Emma Wincup, University of Leeds, UK

Neuroscience, Neuropolitics and the Regulation of Children and Families, Sam Lewis, University of Leeds UK

The Local Governance of Safety and the Normalization of Behaviour in Public Space, Stefaan Pleysier,        KU Leuven, Belgium.

Regulating Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Among Young People: The Challenges of Interaction Effects,    Adam Crawford, University of Leeds, UK

Chair: Anthea Hucklesby, University of Leeds, UK


17:30 to 19:00

Regulatory Capitalism and Criminology, John Braithwaite, ANU, Australia

Respondent: Adam Crawford, University of Leeds, UK

Wine reception


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Location Details

Moot Court Room
Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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