Home Office International Crime and Policing Conference 2016: Modern Crime Prevention
Early Career Researchers: an opportunity to inform senior policy makers and practitioners about your research.
The Home Office will be hosting the second International Crime and Policing Conference, at the King’s Fund on 22 and 23 March 2016. The main conference theme is Modern Crime Prevention. They are inviting early career researchers to the conference to display posters of their research and to talk with senior international policy makers, practitioners and academics about their work.
About the conference
Crime is falling and it is also changing, and so must our approach to crime prevention. Although what one might call ‘traditional’ acquisitive crime and violence have fallen dramatically in the UK and across much of the western world, we face two significant challenges. Firstly, the internet and new technology offer criminals, particularly organised criminals, the scope to offend on an unprecedented scale and across jurisdictions. Secondly, there is an urgent need to do more to tackle the victimisation of vulnerable people through crimes that have often been under-reported in the past, such as domestic abuse, child abuse and slavery. In that context, developing a modern approach to preventing crime and reducing harm must be one of our highest priorities.
The conference will be based around the six key drivers of crime (opportunity, character, profit, drugs, alcohol and the effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System) and related activities that can prevent crime happening in the first place.
The Home Office welcomes poster proposals on these themes from postgraduate and early career researchers from any discipline. They ask those interested to submit a poster title and an abstract (max 200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January.
Posters should not exceed A0 size, and they should be clearly readable at a distance of one metre. These can be prepared nearer the conference date – at this stage we just require a proposed title and abstract.
They would expect researchers to be with their posters for key points during the conference to talk with delegates about their work, and they will also be free to attend the conference sessions. However, early career researchers are expected to cover their own costs.