‘Women and Criminal Justice: Why should we care?’ A Panel and Question Time.
Part of the national ESRC Festival of Social Science.
About the event:
News and entertainment constantly feature crime and punishment stories - mainly about men. When women do feature it is often in ways that perpetuate myths and stereotypes.
Every year millions of women are victims of intimate and sexual violence and every three days one woman is killed by a current or former partner, yet such occurrences are treated less seriously than other violent crimes. The latest research throws light on vulnerable women as victims and offenders.
This event offers presentations about new research and the opportunity for an open discussion between presenters and audience about women and their experience of criminal justice - as victims and offenders.
Dr Tom Guiney (Prison Reform Trust)
Laura Spink-Bates (Criminal Justice Women's Support Co-ordinator, Open Road Visions)
Elisa Vasquez-Walters (Offender Manager at Essex Probation)
Sarah Day (Department of Sociology, University of Essex)
Angie Jenner (Department of Sociology, University of Essex)
Ruth Weir (Department of Sociology, University of Essex)
Emma Milne (Chair) (Department of Sociology, University of Essex)