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The Case of Amanda Knox: The News Media and the Italian Criminal Justice System





The Centre for Crime and Justice Research is delighted to announce a research event organized by The City Law School and the Department of Sociology.

This event will feature two papers:

Chair: Dr Henrique Carvalho (The City Law School).

Location: Room A110, College Building, City University London, St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB.


Riccardo MontanaDr Riccardo Montana is the Co-Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He previously taught at Kingston University, Cardiff University and Cambridge University, Homerton College. Riccardo held a visiting lectureship at the University of Macerata. Riccardo completed his LLB at the University of Pavia in 2003, and he was awarded his PhD degree in Comparative Criminal Justice (2009) from Cardiff University. Riccardo's areas of research are Comparative Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Socio-Legal Studies. He is particularly interested in the concept of legal culture and how crime control agencies respond and adapt to legal and social dynamics in postmodern societies. Riccardo is also interested in the interactions between globalization and criminal justice and how and if legal concepts travel between different legal systems.

Eugene McLaughlin Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is also a member of the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. He completed his postgraduate criminology studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. Eugene has held various academic appointments including at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University and the University of Southampton. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He is an associate editor of Crime, Media and Culture and is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice Matters. He has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Critical Social Policy, the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and was co-editor of Theoretical Criminology.

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5.00pm - 6.30pmThursday 18th June 2015

A110 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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