The University of Birmingham’s annual ‘Issues in Criminal Justice’ lecture series continues on Thursday 29 October with a speech by the Rt Hon Jack Straw, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, about sentencing policy. 

The lecture begins at 5pm and will take place at the University of Birmingham’s Law School.


Notes to Editors

1. A ‘check against delivery’ speech will be available.  Members of the media are invited to attend. 

2. Please call the University of Birmingham press office for accreditation or the Ministry of Justice Press Office if you would like to receive a copy of the speech.

For further media information

University of Birmingham Press Office, Kate Chapple, 0121 414 2772, email: or Ben Hill, 0121 414 5134 / 6681, email:

Ministry of Justice Press Office, 0203 334 35 28, email: