Law, Criminal Justice and Computing Research Conference
The School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing hosted its inaugural research conference this September, with keynote speaker Sir Ian Johnston.
Prof. Robin Bryant opens proceedings
The event opened with a welcome address by Professor Robin Bryant, the School’s Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange. This was followed Sir Ian Johnston, who spoke on the theme ‘Research: the future in your heads’. This speech gave an overview of past contributions of research to the development of effective criminal justice. He then spoke about present day drivers and potential research areas for the future. This broad-ranging talk captured several contemporary challenges which were touched on by subsequent speakers.
The rest of the day was divided into three distinctive panel sessions, covering contemporary themes in Law, Justice and Computing. Each panel session consisted of four papers (20 minutes each) and a Q&A session hosted by the panel chair.
Panel 1: Contemporary Themes in Justice (chair, Prof. Robin Bryant).
- Dr Katja M Hallenberg and Dr Christine Haddow – Beyond Criminal Justice: Connecting Justice and Sustainability.
- Dr Fahid Qurashi – 'Prevent' Counter-Terrorism in HE: Creating 'Safe campuses' by Stifling Dissent.
- Dr Demetris Hadjigeorgiou – Human Trafficking and Criminological Perspectives.
- Dr Man Qi – Intelligent Detection Techniques for Abnormal Crowd Behaviours.
Panel 2: Contemporary Themes in Computing (chair, Dr Abhaya Induruwa).
- Mr Reza Mousoli – The UK Government Cyber Essentials Scheme.
- Mr Joseph Williams and Dr Paul Stephens – Development of a Software Tool for Open Source Internet Research.
- Mr Danny Web – Digital Forensics Visualisation: a New Era?
- Dr Abhaya Induruwa – Internet of Everything (IoE): Some Prototype Applications (summer interns).
Panel 3: Contemporary Themes in Law (chair, Dr Adaeze Okoye).
- Mr Ben Waters – The Value of Community Engagement: Some ideas for UK Law Schools from the US.
- Ms Ellen Gordon-Bouvier – Vulnerability in Property Law for Unmarried Cohabitants.
- Ms Gowri Nanyakarra – Promise and Perils of Sri Lankan Performers' Rights: The Royalty Collection in Music.
- Dr Sofia Graca – Legal Consciousness of Immigrant Women in Domestic Violence.
Closing comments were delivered by Dr Adaeze Okoye, who remarked on the exceptional set of papers and encouraging participation. It is hoped that this will be an annual event.