Date(s) - 30/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
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Criminology: Voyages of critical discovery
The theme for the conference is: ‘Criminology: Voyages of Critical Discovery’. This reflects the spirit of Plymouth as a point of departure for numerous voyages of discovery.
Plymouth has a history of discovery, given that the Pilgrim Fathers set off for the ‘new world’ from what is now known as the ‘Mayflower Steps’ on Plymouth’s Barbican. Those voyages of imperial conquest are now viewed with ambivalence: the source of heroic myth and pride for some, a prelude to genocide and enslavement for others. Other journeys (such as the transportation of the Tolpuddle martyrs) were made unwillingly, in a context of mass repression. The British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2015 aims to take criminology on a reflexive and critical voyage that explores our ambivalence over the past, the present and the future.
With the spirit of adventure comes the necessity of critical reflection, debate and contestation. With this in mind the BSC 2015 conference is organised around a set of plenary panel discussions that provide keynote speakers with the opportunity to present their ideas and discuss them in the round. This exciting format for the conference is intended to encourage and motivate discussion and debate in subsequent panel and paper sessions. This will provide an excellent forum for an inclusionary dialogue and therefore promote a dynamic conference environment from which numerous voyages of critical discovery may be made.