CFP: Conference on Redesigning Justice: Promoting Civil Rights, Trust and Fairness [March 21-22, Oxford]: Submit by Jan 22

This conference will shine a light on seemingly intransigent aspects of justice systems including what equality and legitimacy mean 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King and why prison is still so central to justice responses to crime.  It will also seek to develop thinking on the changing dynamics of crime with the increasing prominence of cybercrime and fraud but also the impact of the changing nature of public discourse, with the rise of social media, on justice debates.

This conference seeks to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners from within the criminological and legal disciplines but we are also keen to include contributions located within areas of study including philosophy, geography, political science and economics.


Keble College, Oxford

Call for Papers

The Howard League is looking for papers from academics, policy makers, practitioners, PhD students and researchers from within the criminological and legal disciplines, however we are also keen to include contributions from fields of study including philosophy, geography, political science and economics.

We will consider theoretical, policy, practice-based and more innovative contributions around a wide range of issues that encompass the broad theme of justice and the wider conference themes, as well as papers with a focus on:

Social justice, human rights and penal policy
Penality and penal reform strategies
The role of the state
Learning from history
Relationship between social policy and penal policy
Local justice and participation
Comparative criminology
Innovation and justice
Youth justice
Politics and crime

Abstract Guidelines

Proposals should be titled clearly and be a maximum of 250 words. Please include the proposer’s name and contact details along with the job title or role.

Please submit abstracts via email to:

The last date for submissions of abstracts is January 22, 2018.

Decisions will be made by Monday, February 5.

Best PhD Paper Prize

The conference seeks to promote the work of PhD students through awarding a prize for the best PhD paper. Entrants will need to complete the application form.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 22 January 2018.

For application forms please contact:

Conference Fee

All conference participants, whether presenting a paper or not, are expected to pay conference fees. ‘Early bird’ rates have been extended to bookings made by Wednesday 28 February 2018. Supported rates apply to registered charities, NGOs and students as well as private individuals not funded by or representing an organisation.

The details of fees are given here.


For any questions/clarifications, contact:

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