Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar 4th Event - Rethinking the Death Pena...

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Rethinking the Death Penalty: Mitigation, Abolition and After

2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder in Great Britain. To mark the occasion, the fourth event in the Leeds Historical Criminology Seminar Series will provide an opportunity to examine the past, present and future of the death penalty. The event will bring together academics, activists, students and others to discuss inter-related issues, including the historical realities of the death penalty in mid-twentieth century Britain, the rise of abolition in the USA, as well as the policy of the current UK government towards the use of the death penalty overseas. It will feature presentations from Dr Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex), Dr Vivien Miller (University of Nottingham) and Frances Crook OBE (Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform). The event will conclude with a roundtable that enables participants to discuss the past and present of capital punishment worldwide, as well as its future. This is a free event and it is open to the public.

Draft Programme:

10.45 to 11.00 - Registration and Opening, tea and coffee available

11.00 to 12.00 - Lizzie Seal (University of Sussex), 'Emotion, Empathy and the Death Penalty in Mid Twentieth-Century Britain’

12.00 to 1.00 - Vivien Miller (University of Nottingham): ‘Waiting for Death During the US 1960s-1970s Death Penalty Moratorium’

1.00 - 2.00 - Lunch

2.00 - 3.00 - Frances Crook (Howard League for Penal Reform): ‘The Death Penalty: UK Complicity’

3.00 - 3.10 - Tea and coffee

3.10 to 3.45 - Roundtable - participants TBC

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