Events - Criminal Justice Unit
- Women, Wartime Sexual Violence and the Interpretation of Gender in the Contemporary International Criminal Trial
Guest talk by Daniela Nadj on 'Women, Wartime Sexual Violence and the Interpretation of Gender in the Contemporary International Criminal Trial' hosted by the Centre for Applied Legal Research at UWE Bristol Law School. This event is co-organised by the International Law and Human Rights Unit and the Criminal Justice Research Unit.
- Inaugural Lecture with Professor Kieran McCartan's
This lecture focuses on the reality of sexual abuse and the individuals who perpetrate it. A presentation will draw on the breadth of research that Professor Kieran McCartan has been involved in over the last decade and argue that we need to move away from a criminal justice only approach to sexual abuse towards a public health/criminal justice hybrid approach.
- The first annual Criminal Justice Research Unit lecture - The disclosure crisis: A suspect and practitioner perspective
This event seeks to offer an evening of thought-provoking analysis and exchange on the vital issue of disclosure, providing an excellent opportunity for students, academics and practitioners to engage with a range of stakeholders.
Ben Gunn is a campaigner, writer and blogger for prisoners' rights.
“From schoolboy murderer to being one of the most vocal critics of the criminal justice system, Ben Gunn's 32 years in prison leads him to look at prisons with a more cynical eye. Described by the Parole Board as 'A fully paid up member of the awkward squad', Ben provides a fascinating and unique insight into the Carceral Machine.”
A Workshop was held at UWE Bristol in early 2014, which gave practical advice and education to student and external participants as to how to engage effectively in advocacy concerning violence against women.
Bernie is an ex-Superintendent of the London Metropolitan Police, and led the first EU Joint Investigation Team partnered with Romania investigating child trafficking.
Human trafficking is once again high on the domestic political agenda, as the Government embarks on a fresh drive to raise awareness of this activity and to combat it with new legislation. Our speakers at this event, Bernie Gravett and Andrew Desmond, have direct experience in the fight against trafficking and came to UWE Bristol to offer unique perspectives on their experiences.