Upcoming Events 2022:


Seminar - Domestic abuse against older adults. 

Presentation Title: Domestic abuse against older adults - emerging findings from a study on victims and perpetrators

Date of event: Wednesday 23 June 2022

Event Time: 3-4:30pm

Speaker: Dr Hannah Bows (Durham University)

Discussants: Dr Amanda Spalding (Sheffield); Natalie Christian (Sheffield)

Event Location: Online via Zoom

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Workshop: Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions

Workshop title: Humanities Perspectives on Criminological Questions

Abstract: This workshop will showcase some of the diversity of criminological research at Sheffield. We will be featuring perspectives from the humanities: in particular, history, literature and philosophy. In bringing together researchers who are working on a diverse range of perspectives, we aim to emphasise the wide range of criminological research going on in CCR, and to encourage mutually beneficial networking.

Date of event: Wednesday 27 April 2022 

Event Time: 1:30-5pm 

Speaker: Christopher Bennett (Philosophy), Udit Bhatia (Philosophy), Mark Brown (Law), Katherine Ebury (English), David Hayes (Law), Richard Percival (Law)

Event Location: Moot Court, Bartolome House, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND

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Previous Events (Academic Year 2021/22):

16 February 2022

(Postponed, Reschedule TBC)  Dr James Heydon (University of Nottingham)

Title: Controlling the Ordinary Harms of Air Pollution from Wood Burning Stoves: Reconceiving the UK’s Regulatory Regime


This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of the UK’s primary regulatory mechanism for controlling stove emissions. Known as Smoke Control Areas, these establish designated zones in which use of highly polluting stoves and fuels are prohibited. Conceiving of stove use as an ‘ordinary harm’, the paper demonstrates the advantage of specificity in emission sources when examining air quality issues. Drawing on an analysis of interviews with regulatory personnel, Freedom of Information requests, and records of government-certified appliances, the findings point to an increasingly obsolete regulatory regime. SCAs were designed and introduced in a different era, for a different set of air pollution challenges. They have not adapted with the urban areas over which they preside, and their jurisdiction has been undermined by exemptions at the level of legislature. Given this situation, the paper turns to the literature on responsive regulation to suggest an enhanced regulatory regime more suited to controlling air pollution from these appliances.

27 October 2021

Techniques to Exploit Vulnerabilities: Persuasion and Education in Chinese Police Interrogations

Speaker: Dr Grace (Yu) Mou (SOAS, University of London)

You can view the presentation for this event here

14 October 2021

David Hayes, Author Meets Critics

Title: Confronting Penal Excess: Retribution and the Politics of Penal Minimalism 

Discussants: Professor Lucia Zedner (Oxford) and Professor Dirk van Zyl Smit (Nottingham) 

8 September - 8 December 2021

Sights, Sounds and Art: New Directions in Criminal Justice Research

This was a seminar series of monthly 2-hour events which provided a platform for scholars who are forging innovative ways of doing criminal justice research in different parts of the world. Events took place either face-to-face or virtually. However, all face-to-face events were livestreamed for registered attendees.

The sights of criminal justice - 8 September 2021

Location: Virtual

Panellists: Dr Michael Fiddler (Greenwich) and Dr Maggie Wykes (Sheffield)

Chair: Dr Gilly Sharpe (Sheffield)

The sounds of criminal justice - 13 October 2021

Location: School of Law, Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND (Room: Moot Court). Please note that we will livestream this event for registered attendees.

Panellists: Dr Leila Ullrich (Queen Mary's), Dr Kate Herrity (Cambridge) and Dr Mark Brown (Sheffield)

Chair: Dr Lindsey Rice (Sheffield)

The art of criminal justice - 10 November 2021

Location: Virtual

Panellists: Dr Roxana Willis (Oxford), Dr Lambros Fatsis (Brighton) and Dr Layla Skinns (Sheffield)

Chair: Dr SJ Cooper-Knock (Sheffield)

Keynote speech delivered by Dr Jo Deakin (The University of Manchester) - 8 December 2021

Location: School of Law, Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield S3 7ND (Room: Moot Court). Please note that we will livestream this event for registered attendees.

Chair: Dr Mark Brown (Sheffield)

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