Criminal Justice Reform in Comparative Perspective

Winterbourne Conference Centre
Thursday 24 August (09:00) - Friday 25 August 2017 (17:45)

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 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 School of Law -
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

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

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

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


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
Malena Tripkovic, University of Birmingham

19:00 Dinner