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Inaugural Lecture: What’s the Point of Criminal Justice History?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00
Berrill Lecture Theatre The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paul Lawrence, Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will deliver his inaugural lecture how a historical approach to criminal justice contributes to contemporary understandings of crime and justice.


Professor Paul Lawrence has taught and researched in the History Department at The Open University since 1998. He is currently the Head of History and holds the Asa Briggs Chair in History. His research interests include all aspects of criminal justice history from c.1750 to the present.

A particular focus of recent publications has been ‘historical criminology’ and theoretical reflection on the role of historical research in contemporary issues. He is the editor of the bi-lingual journal Crime, History & Societies/Crime, Histoire et Sociétés.

Event programme:

17:15 Tea/coffee on arrival
18:00 - 18:40 Inaugural lecture: What’s the point of criminal justice history?
18:40 - 19:00 Q&A
19:00 – 20:00 Drinks Reception

Please follow Eventbrite link for more information and register to attend.

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