Call for Abstracts

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY LAW CONFERENCE 

Lancaster University, U.K.

10 June 2022 

CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES TO LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 

After the grand success of our three annual international conferences in 2019, 2020 and 2021 we are happy to announce that we will be organizing this year’s annual international conference (virtual) on the broad theme ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’.

It is believed that law acts as a powerful tool for social change. In today’s world, most aspects of human behaviour are regulated by legal rules and principles. From policies affecting the poor to regulating economic and political agendas between powerful nations, law plays an important role in shaping the future for coming generations.

In addition, contemporary criminological issues question some of today’s most pressing social issues, from interpersonal violence, drugs misuse, to crimes against the environment. An unprecedented rise in exclusionary and punitive state policies and practices has produced high levels of contemporary issues in both law and criminology.

In the context of changing socio-political scenarios around the world, there is a need to re- evaluate our understanding of applicability of legal rules that can bring about real change and provide opportunity for the betterment of everyone. The question of how to apply ‘law’ is now once again open for debate and we intend to discuss it from broad perspectives.

Lancaster University Law School invites proposals for individual contributions under the broad theme of ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’. The Conference invites academics, Masters, PhD students, early career researchers and practitioners for a one-day virtual conference.

Suggested topics under the theme ‘Contemporary Challenges to Law and Criminology’ for the conference include, but are not limited to:

1. Social justice and Equality

2. Digital Justice

3. Gender and Sexuality

4. The Environment and Eco systems

5. Drugs Policy, Practice and Usage

6. Law and Ethics in Business, Finance and Banking

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short bio of 50 words should be sent to lawpgrconference@lancaster.ac.uk by 31st March 2022.

Selected presenters will be notified by 15th April 2022.

For any queries please contact: lawpgrconference@lancaster.ac.uk