University of Portsmouth Criminology Conference

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The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth is proud to offer a conference for students interested in the study of crime and criminology.

Students will get the chance to experience three taster lectures from a mix of the following courses:

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminology with Psychology
  • Criminology and Forensic Studies
  • Criminology and Cybercrime

Students will be able to pick one lecture from each timeslot and are welcome to choose a mix of the themes on offer.

Please note, options will be chosen at a later date.


10:30 - 11:15 Lectures on offer:

The World Cup of Fraud: Big money and economic crimes. Not all crimes are violent. Economic crimes involve cheating and financial manipulations for the purpose of financial gain. While no blood is spilled, economic crimes have a devastating impact on our society. Focusing on the FIFA corruption scandal, this talk will explore the nature and problem of economic crimes, as well as the ways you can become involved in tackling international corruption. Dr. Branislav Hock

A Body is Found. Led by a former police detective, this session will talk you through a real murder investigation through the eyes of an investigator, and perhaps challenge your beliefs about who murderers are and why they do it. Jenny Weaver.

I Spy With My Little Fly: Insect stories from crime scenes. This lecture will explain how and why we use insects to explore the circumstances surrounding death, including estimation of how long the cadaver has been present at the scene. Dr. Kat Brown

From Geeks to Cybermafia: A history of hacking. This session will talk about the birth of the hacking movement in universities and its development in the past decades. How has hacking and the hacker movement changed in the last 30 years to include a worldwide community of innovators and activists, but also organised crime groups selling their services on the Darkweb? Come and find out! Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos


11:30 - 12:15 Lectures on offer:

Ket, Crack, Smack and My Probation Officer. This talk will explore the relationship between substance misuse, mental health, and offender management. You will consider whether the criminal justice system is able to address these issues effectively, and explore the possible impacts of decriminalising drug use on the management of offenders. Dr. Aaron Pycroft

You Are Not Who You Think You Are! Memory, Perception and Reality. Your reality, your sense of self and your behaviours are an illusion of your perception and memory. Who we are, what we do and how we act, are shaped by the foundations of our perception and memory. But this can have a profound consequences in our criminal justice system - for example, would you ever confess to a crime you never committed? This talk will examine and explore the depths of our minds, and how our minds manipulate, falsify and create a less than perfect reality. Brandon May

You Make Me Feel Like the Only One in the Whorl. Fingerprints play a significant role in the study of crimes and forensics, and this talk will introduce you to what is hidden in your fingertips. The unique nature of our fingerprints will be explored, aiding the understanding of the use of fingerprints for the identification of offenders. Dr. Jodie Coulston

I Know What You Did Last Summer...and the One Before Last! Digital evidence and forensic investigations Everyone develops a digital trace through our everyday use of technology. Skilled investigators can pull together evidence from multiple devices, applications and the open web itself to create an extensive map of our activities. Join me to find out how digital investigators operate in terms of helping the police solve crime or fraud investigators uncover incidents of fraud and corruption within organisations through the use of digital evidence. Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos


13:00 - 13:45 lectures on offer:

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will also hurt me: The challenges in policing hate crime. With an estimated 184,000 hate crimes committed each year, this session will explore the challenges that the police face in responding to this type of crime. We will explore the difficulties in understanding the concept of hate crime, the previous failings made by police and why this remains an important issue, due to the adverse impact on victims. Jemma Tyson

Can We Make Prisons Better? This talk will consider how prisons have developed in the UK, and ask whether there are places in the world where prisons are better. Focusing on the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, and Iceland, we will consider what we might learn from prison systems around the world. Prof. Francis Pakes.

Off the scale: Can forensics save the world’s most-trafficked mammal? Around 300 pangolins are illegally poached every day for their meat and scales. However, a breakthrough in forensics means that we might now be able to identify those who are responsible. This lecture will introduce you to the problem of wildlife crime and the ways it links to other serious and organised crimes, such as terrorism. We will then explore the forensic techniques which are now helping wildlife rangers to collect evidence and bring offenders to justice. Dr Nick Pamment

Cybercrime and Social Media With over 40 million people in the UK using social media, the chances are you do too. But, have you thought about the relationship between crime and Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter? This talk will introduce you to the ways social media is challenging traditional methods of reporting crime news, and how some groups are using social media to take the law into their own hands. Dr. Lisa Sugiura

Students will get a break between lectures and for lunch (please advise students to bring a packed lunch)

If you require any more details about the day, or have any questions please email rao@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6214.


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