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Frontiers of Criminal Justice - Book Launch

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START DATE 15 February 2017
START TIME 05:00pm

The Boardroom C219-20, Middlesex University London & 2nd Floor Mezzanine College Building, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 15 February 2017
END TIME 07:00pm

Dr Jenni Ward from Middlesex University's School of Law launches her new book

About Frontiers of Criminal Justice

This book details changes to ‘summary justice’ in the lower tier magistrates’ courts in England and Wales.

It contextualises these within notions of modernisation and economic efficiency, and critically analyses whether ‘procedural due process’ is being challenged. It incorporates empirical research with magistrates and appraises ‘lay justice’ in this changing environment.

Dr Ward, Programme Leader for MSc Criminology with Forensic Psychology, specialises in criminal justice, courts and prisons.


" In an era of budget cuts and a search for more efficient criminal justice, Jenni Ward's Transforming Summary Justice provides new and important insights base. All who are interested in the future of summary justice at a time of austerity should read the book." Julian V. Roberts, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, UK and Fellow, Worcester College

17:00 Refreshments on 2nd Floor Mezzanine
17:30 Talk in The Boardroom C219-20
18:00 Buffet on 2nd Floor Mezzanine

Guest Speakers:

Penelope Gibbs, Transform Justice. Penelope Gibbs worked in radio production and at the BBC before being inspired to influence social change in the third sector. She set up the Voluntary Action Media Unit at TimeBank before joining the Prison Reform Trust to run the Out of Trouble – a five year campaign to reduce child and youth imprisonment. Under her watch the number of children in prison in the UK fell by a third. Penelope has also sat as a magistrate.

Judge John Samuels QC, Vice-President Unlock and Previous Trustee of The Howard League for Penal Reform John Samuels was a circuit Judge until his retirement in April 2006. He chairs the Criminal Justice Alliance.

This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

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