The Gender and Crime Working Group has been growing over time. Last year at the conference we once again engaged in an information exchange exercise, outlining key developments in each of our countries, but also highlighting concerns.
The working group has organised three events in the year 2015/16, to further its aim of enabling discussion and encouraging research on European drug policy. The first two of these events took place in Porto, around the 2015 conference of the ESC.
The contribution I would be honoured to make to the ESC rests upon my life-course persistent engagement with Criminology, from being subjected to a self-report delinquency study in the 1960s to my recent retirement from academia, where I held Chairs in Criminology at Keele University and the University of Salford, Manchester.
Many of you have known Professor Gorazd Meško as a fully devoted member of the European Society of Criminology since its foundation, as well as an active regular participant in its conferences since Lausanne, 2001. He also served ESC as a member of its Executive Board in 2005-2006 and co-organised its 2009 conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia.