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2021 | 2 Issue

Tag: covid

ESC
06-04-2021

2021 ESC Conference Goes Virtual

Practical information about the 2021 ESC Conference

Tags: proceedings of the society

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Csaba Győry
06-04-2021

ESC Newsletter Renewed

After careful deliberations, the ESC Board has decided last year to abandon the print version of the Newsletter. The decision offered the opportunity to have a fresh look at the Newsletter. Here is what has changed.

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ESC
04-07-2021

Mike Hough

Professor Hough has been at the forefront of academic criminology and criminal justice in Europe and around the world for 40 years now. He is a leading world figure in the field and has made a singular and sustained contribution to the study and practice of criminal justice in Europe.

Tags: ESC Award Acceptance Speech

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Mike Hough
04-06-2021

On Accepting the 2020 ESC Criminology Award

What I would like to do is to reflect on the changes that have occurred in the policy environment for criminal justice over the last 25 years. It is a game of two halves – I’ll start with an angry rant about the retreat from rationality and liberal values in countries seduced by right wing populism. After half time, I shall sketch out what I see as viable responses to this for criminologists keen to help shape policy. Inevitably, I will talk about the justice system I know best, covering England and Wales, but my analysis is, I hope, applicable more broadly across Europe.

Tags: criminology in europe criminal policy comparative criminology

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Marcelo Aebi, Graciela Kronicz
04-06-2021

Executive Secretary Annual Report 2019

In 2019, the European Society of Criminology (ESC) reached new all-time records in terms of membership and participants to its annual conference. The number of members reached 1386, and 1433 criminologists attended the 19th Annual Meeting of the ESC, which took place in Ghent, Belgium, from 18 to 21 September 2019. During the conference, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä received the 2019 European Criminology Award, Kjersti Lohne the 2019 ESC Young Criminologist Award, and Maria Libak Pedersen the European Journal of Criminology Best Article of the Year 2018 Award. Six fellowships to attend the conference were awarded to young criminologists from Eastern Europe. The General Assembly elected Aleksandras Dobryninas as President-Elect, Olga Petintseva as At-large Board member, and Uberto Gatti as Auditor. The day following the General Assembly, Lesley McAra took office as President of the ESC, replacing Tom Vander Beken until the end of the next conference.

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Aleksandras Dobryninas
04-06-2021

Criminology of the Damned Questions

While the pandemic threat and lockdown policy have a lot of negative consequences and make our life unpredictable, unsafe, vulnerable and upset, in the current situation one can observe at least some positive impact – the compulsory isolation became not only a reliable remedy against the spread of disease but also a proper stimulus for philosophical inquiries and existential reflections.

Tags: covid governance

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