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The 2022 Criminology Student Conference

Sociology 16-18 Student Revision

Dr. Lyndsey Harris, Dr. Zoe Walkington, Noel 'Razor' Smith, Marisa Merico, Dr. Anthony Ellis

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Why attend?

You are invited to our in-venue Student Conference which provides you and your students with access to the cutting-edge research in Criminology.

It’s a different world since we last hosted 1,000 students at our Criminology Student Conference in 2019, but we are extremely excited to announced that we are “getting the band back together again” in November 2022.

  • We have a fantastic panel of leading Criminologists exploring contemporary themes, such as male violence and domestic violence, and spotlight interviews from Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Marisa ‘The Mafia Princess’ Merico
  • Designed to provide your students with the opportunity to get under the skin of one of the most popular undergraduate courses in the country
  • Perfect for all students interested in studying Criminology at undergraduate level, as well as current Level 3 Criminology and A-level Law, Sociology and Psychology students

To ensure that we can provide you, your colleagues and students with an incredibly worthwhile and safe experience, we can announce that:

  • Each talk will be recorded in full and shared with centres to watch again post-event – for up to 6 months
  • The venue that hosts our event will follow our strict COVID-secure action plan – visit www.hoddereducation.co.uk/covid-secure for more information
  • Provisional bookings can be still be made and we don’t ask for confirmed, final numbers until 4 weeks before the conference

Booking reference: CRIM22
Hodder code: 5661281122 / 5661291122 / 5661301122 

Programme

10.30am – 4.00pm

‘Hard Lads’: Researching Male Violence
Dr. Anthony Ellis

  • In this talk, Dr. Ellis discusses ethnographic research undertaken with violent men in the North of England. He explores why they are prepared to use violence against others and also considers the ethical and practical challenges of researching qualitatively groups that are actively involved in criminal and violent behaviour.

Domestic violence and abuse and the Criminal Justice Process
Dr. Lyndsey Harris

  • Dr. Harris will discuss her ‘Responding to Complexity’ research and address key components of the A-level Sociology specifications relating to crime, deviance, social order and social control drawing by examining the experience of victims / survivors of domestic violence and abuse in England and Wales.
  • Explore the criminal justice process and consider the role of a number of key criminal justice agencies including Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Courts (including Specialist Domestic Violence Courts). Dr. Harris will examine the barriers to services for victims and access to justice, drawing upon key literature in criminology and victimology.

Bang Bang Baby: The 'Mafia Princess'
Marisa Merico

  • Hear the explosive true-life story of a Mafia princess and ask your questions to Marisa who took over as leader of the infamous ‘Milan Ndrangheta’ gang aged 22. Marisa’s autobiography – Mafia Princess – has recently been turned into an Amazon Prime series – Bang Bang Baby.

In the Slammer: Facing up to a life of crime
Noel ‘ Razor' Smith

  • With 58 convictions to his name, ‘Razor’ was sent back to jail, time and time again. But it was during his last stretch inside that he decided enough was enough. More than a decade on from his final sentence, Noel will share his story of a “brutal” criminal justice system and answer questions from students.

TBC
Dr. Zoe Walkingto

Why attend?

You are invited to our in-venue Student Conference which provides you and your students with access to the cutting-edge research in Criminology.

It’s a different world since we last hosted 1,000 students at our Criminology Student Conference in 2019, but we are extremely excited to announced that we are “getting the band back together again” in November 2022.

  • We have a fantastic panel of leading Criminologists exploring contemporary themes, such as male violence and domestic violence, and spotlight interviews from Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Marisa ‘The Mafia Princess’ Merico
  • Designed to provide your students with the opportunity to get under the skin of one of the most popular undergraduate courses in the country
  • Perfect for all students interested in studying Criminology at undergraduate level, as well as current Level 3 Criminology and A-level Law, Sociology and Psychology students

To ensure that we can provide you, your colleagues and students with an incredibly worthwhile and safe experience, we can announce that:

  • Each talk will be recorded in full and shared with centres to watch again post-event – for up to 6 months
  • The venue that hosts our event will follow our strict COVID-secure action plan – visit www.hoddereducation.co.uk/covid-secure for more information
  • Provisional bookings can be still be made and we don’t ask for confirmed, final numbers until 4 weeks before the conference

Booking reference: CRIM22
Hodder code: 5661281122 / 5661291122 / 5661301122 

Programme

10.30am – 4.00pm

‘Hard Lads’: Researching Male Violence
Dr. Anthony Ellis

  • In this talk, Dr. Ellis discusses ethnographic research undertaken with violent men in the North of England. He explores why they are prepared to use violence against others and also considers the ethical and practical challenges of researching qualitatively groups that are actively involved in criminal and violent behaviour.

Domestic violence and abuse and the Criminal Justice Process
Dr. Lyndsey Harris

  • Dr. Harris will discuss her ‘Responding to Complexity’ research and address key components of the A-level Sociology specifications relating to crime, deviance, social order and social control drawing by examining the experience of victims / survivors of domestic violence and abuse in England and Wales.
  • Explore the criminal justice process and consider the role of a number of key criminal justice agencies including Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Courts (including Specialist Domestic Violence Courts). Dr. Harris will examine the barriers to services for victims and access to justice, drawing upon key literature in criminology and victimology.

Bang Bang Baby: The 'Mafia Princess'
Marisa Merico

  • Hear the explosive true-life story of a Mafia princess and ask your questions to Marisa who took over as leader of the infamous ‘Milan Ndrangheta’ gang aged 22. Marisa’s autobiography – Mafia Princess – has recently been turned into an Amazon Prime series – Bang Bang Baby.

In the Slammer: Facing up to a life of crime
Noel ‘ Razor' Smith

  • With 58 convictions to his name, ‘Razor’ was sent back to jail, time and time again. But it was during his last stretch inside that he decided enough was enough. More than a decade on from his final sentence, Noel will share his story of a “brutal” criminal justice system and answer questions from students.

TBC
Dr. Zoe Walkingto

Why attend?

You are invited to our in-venue Student Conference which provides you and your students with access to the cutting-edge research in Criminology.

It’s a different world since we last hosted 1,000 students at our Criminology Student Conference in 2019, but we are extremely excited to announced that we are “getting the band back together again” in November 2022.

  • We have a fantastic panel of leading Criminologists exploring contemporary themes, such as male violence and domestic violence, and spotlight interviews from Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Marisa ‘The Mafia Princess’ Merico
  • Designed to provide your students with the opportunity to get under the skin of one of the most popular undergraduate courses in the country
  • Perfect for all students interested in studying Criminology at undergraduate level, as well as current Level 3 Criminology and A-level Law, Sociology and Psychology students

To ensure that we can provide you, your colleagues and students with an incredibly worthwhile and safe experience, we can announce that:

  • Each talk will be recorded in full and shared with centres to watch again post-event – for up to 6 months
  • The venue that hosts our event will follow our strict COVID-secure action plan – visit www.hoddereducation.co.uk/covid-secure for more information
  • Provisional bookings can be still be made and we don’t ask for confirmed, final numbers until 4 weeks before the conference

Booking reference: CRIM22
Hodder code: 5661281122 / 5661291122 / 5661301122 

Programme

10.30am – 4.00pm

‘Hard Lads’: Researching Male Violence
Dr. Anthony Ellis

  • In this talk, Dr. Ellis discusses ethnographic research undertaken with violent men in the North of England. He explores why they are prepared to use violence against others and also considers the ethical and practical challenges of researching qualitatively groups that are actively involved in criminal and violent behaviour.

Domestic violence and abuse and the Criminal Justice Process
Dr. Lyndsey Harris

  • Dr. Harris will discuss her ‘Responding to Complexity’ research and address key components of the A-level Sociology specifications relating to crime, deviance, social order and social control drawing by examining the experience of victims / survivors of domestic violence and abuse in England and Wales.
  • Explore the criminal justice process and consider the role of a number of key criminal justice agencies including Police, Crown Prosecution Service and Courts (including Specialist Domestic Violence Courts). Dr. Harris will examine the barriers to services for victims and access to justice, drawing upon key literature in criminology and victimology.

Bang Bang Baby: The 'Mafia Princess'
Marisa Merico

  • Hear the explosive true-life story of a Mafia princess and ask your questions to Marisa who took over as leader of the infamous ‘Milan Ndrangheta’ gang aged 22. Marisa’s autobiography – Mafia Princess – has recently been turned into an Amazon Prime series – Bang Bang Baby.

In the Slammer: Facing up to a life of crime
Noel ‘ Razor' Smith

  • With 58 convictions to his name, ‘Razor’ was sent back to jail, time and time again. But it was during his last stretch inside that he decided enough was enough. More than a decade on from his final sentence, Noel will share his story of a “brutal” criminal justice system and answer questions from students.

TBC
Dr. Zoe Walkingto

Presenters

Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
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Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
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Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
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Marisa Merico - Presenter
Marisa Merico - Presenter
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Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
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Presenters

Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
Read Biography
Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
Read Biography
Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
Read Biography
Marisa Merico - Presenter
Marisa Merico - Presenter
Read Biography
Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
Read Biography

Presenters

Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
Dr. Lyndsey Harris - Presenter
Read Biography
Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
Dr. Zoe Walkington - Presenter
Read Biography
Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
Noel 'Razor' Smith - Presenter
Read Biography
Marisa Merico - Presenter
Marisa Merico - Presenter
Read Biography
Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
Dr. Anthony Ellis - Presenter
Read Biography

Venue

5661281122
Nottingham - venue TBC
We will try to confirm
the venue at least
3 weeks before the event.

We want to assure you that your safety is our number one priority. We will work closely with all venues to ensure our events follow safety guidelines and social distancing requirements. Please visit our events safety page to read what COVID-secure measures we will have in place.

Venue

5661291122
Venue TBC
Central Manchester

We want to assure you that your safety is our number one priority. To find out about what safety measures we have in place to ensure our events are COVID-secure, please visit our Event Safety page.

If the guidance restricts us from running this event in a venue, we will host it as an online webinar; if you are interested in registering for an online version, please send us an email.

Venue

5661301122
Venue TBC
Central London

We want to assure you that your safety is our number one priority. To find out about what safety measures we have in place to ensure our events are COVID-secure, please visit our Event Safety page.

If the guidance restricts us from running this event in a venue, we will host it as an online webinar; if you are interested in registering for an online version, please send us an email.