Criminal Justice Reform in Comparative Perspective

Winterbourne Conference Centre
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Thursday 24th (09:00) - Friday 25th August 2017 (17:45)
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Further information contact Dr Marianne Wade.

In association with the UK-US Fulbright Commission and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (Arizona State University), Birmingham Law School's Institute of Judicial Administration is hosting a workshop "Criminal Justice Reform in Comparative Perspective" on the 24th and 25th of August. The University currently features Prof. Erik Luna as a distinguished Fulbright visiting chair (working on counter-terrorism policies).

This workshop draws on a large-scale collaborative project Erik is just completing on criminal justice reform in the US. Our event focuses on areas of common, trans-atlantic interest bringing a number of renowned US experts to the UK. Over two days exchange on issues ranging from counter-terrorism and suspect communities to high-tech surveillance will take place. The format will be one core paper, a commentary and then discussion amongst the entire group of participants. Limited resources are available to help interested delagates with travel expenses and accommodation.

Draft programme:

Thursday 24th August

9:00 Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor of the University or his representative
Welcome by the Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration – Dr. Marianne Wade
Welcome by Prof. Erik Luna, Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Chair 

9:30 -11:00 Lessons from International Criminal Law
Rob Cryer, University of Birmingham
Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University

11:30 - 13:00 Suspect Communities, Counter-Terrorism and the Boundaries of Criminalisation
Erik Luna, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Adrian Hunt, University of Birmingham
Ernesto Savona “Discussing the parallels among two recruitments: organized crime mem- bers and terrorists” , Transcrime and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
Steve Hewitt, University of Birmingham

14:00 - 15:30 High-Tech Surveillance
Chris Slobogin, Vanderbilt University
Russ Miller, Washington and Lee University
Tom Chotia, University of Birmingham

16:00 - 17:30 Making a Success of Anti-Corruption
Nikos Passas, Northeastern University
Michael Levi, University of Cardiff
Carol Jones, University of Birmingham

19:30 Dinner

Friday 25th August

9:30 - 13:00 Prosecutors - Pivotal Figures in Criminal Justice Ronald Wright, Wake Forest University
Thomas Weigend, University of Cologne
Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, University of Birmingham
Bryan McCannon, West Virginia University
Hakeem Yusuf, University of Birmingham


14:00 – 15:30 Penal Orders and Alternative Routes to Punishment
Steve Thaman, Saint Louis University
Beth Colgan, UCLA

16:00 - 17:30 Collateral Consequences
Jack Chin, UC Davis
Milena Tripkovic, University of Birmingham

19:00 Dinner