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Desistance: Agency, structures and policy - an international seminar at the University of Sheffield

11-12 January 2018

Drawing on new empirical research on desistance from around Europe, the seminar will bring together researchers and practitioners to consider the processes involved in offenders stopping committing crime and potential policy implications. The conference, which runs from 11:00 on Thursday 11 January to after lunch on Friday 12 January, will look at desistance in both men and women, focusing particularly on structural elements and how they might be ameliorated.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Valerian Benazeth (CESDIP, France)
  • Professor David Best (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
  • Professor Sir Anthony Bottoms (Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield, UK)
  • Professor Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Robin Galander (Stockholm University, Sweden)
  • Dr Deirdre Healy (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Dr Linnea Osterman (Greenwich University, UK)
  • Dana Segev (University of Sheffield, UK)
  • Professor Joanna Shapland (University of Sheffield, UK)

You can view the programme here (PDF)

Booking information

The cost of the conference will be £40 (including lunch on the two days, coffee and tea). There will be a conference dinner at an Italian restaurant in Sheffield, which costs an additional £40.

Last Booking Date for this event - 1st January 2018

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