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Victim voices and criminal justice policy: parents as 'moral beacons




Speaker: Professor Sandra Walklate (Liverpool)

The Department of Sociology in the The School of Arts and Social Sciences welcomes Dr Professor Sandra Walklate as part of its 2017-18 Research Seminar Series.


The purpose of this presentation is to explore the influence of victim voices on criminal justice policy by reflecting upon the role of parents' voices. Some work has already considered the role of mothers and conceptions of motherhood in being heard yet it is also the case that fathers have had an influence too (from the father of Tim Parry to the father of Clare Wood.) This is suggestive of rather than victims constituting moral beacons but that there is also a place for parenthood in capturing the public imagination with differently informed gendered dynamics being salient for fathers and mothers.

About the speaker

Professor Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool, conjoint Chair of Criminology at Monash University Melbourne and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Criminology. Her most recent publications include 'Liquid Criminology' (2016, edited with Michael Hviid-Jacobsen) and 'Gender, Homicide and Responsibility' (2016, edited with Kate Fitz-Gibbon).

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When and where

2.30pm - 4.00pmWednesday 4th April 2018

D104 Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom