Call for Submissions: 40th Anniversary Conference 'Reimagining the Future'

Call for Submissions: 40th Anniversary Conference 'Reimagining the Future'

Our 40th Anniversary conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 22 May 2019, will ask “what should the next 40 years of criminal justice in Scotland look like?”. We want to explore new ideas and new directions for the future of criminal justice in Scotland - to stimulate new thinking about how we can work towards a better future.

The conference will be organised round twelve brief presentations. Each speaker will have ten minutes in which to present a new proposal for penal reform, a new idea about how we could improve our system of criminal justice, or a new direction for penal thought. We will also encourage questions about, and comments on, the proposals from other participants in the conference.

We now invite submissions for these presentation slots from a wide spectrum of participants, and would particularly welcome submissions from early career researchers, from practitioners, and from those with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

All we need is a half-page proposal and a brief biography by the end of February 2019. (Although links to previous presentations would also be very welcome.) We will confirm attendance with you by the end of March 2019, and where it is not possible to accommodate a presentation, we will endeavour to include your contribution in some other format during the conference. Please email: