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University of South Wales Centre for Criminology Conference: The Privatisation and Marketisation of Criminal Justice


4th June 2014

University of South Wales, Newport        

Conference Brief


"The private sector has long been involved in the criminal justice system and the first private prison opened in 1992. However, the coalition government has plans to extend this process, most notably perhaps, to the probation service which is currently being prepared for marketisation and part privatisation. This conference examines the possible impact of privatisation upon various parts of the criminal justice system and will be of interest to academics, practitioners and managers, policy makers, students and anyone with an interest in criminal justice".


The conference will provide an opportunity to hear presentations and debates in this important field.


Conference schedule


9.30 am - Arrival and refreshments


10.00 am - Chair’s Welcome


10.15 am - ‘The Privatisation and Marketisation of Criminal Justice – Introduction to the conference themes’ – Mike Maguire, University of South Wales


10.30 am - ‘Old wine in new bottles: Jeremy Bentham and the privatisation and marketisation of criminal justice’ – John Moore, University of the West of England


11.10 am - Refreshments


11.25 am - 'Accident or design? How Transforming Rehabilitation became public policy’ - Andrew Neilson, Howard League for Penal Reform


12.05 pm - ‘Compliance and the involuntary client: the Challenge for Community Rehabilitation Companies?’ – Jane Dominey, University of Cambridge


12.45 pm - Lunch


1.30 pm - ‘The Missing Voice: Offender involvement in research into the impact of privatisation on relationships between offenders and their supervisors’ – Elaine Ellis, Cardiff University


2.10 pm - 'Police perspectives on the privatisation of police roles and functions’ – James Hoggett, University of the West of England


2.50 pm - Refreshments, Informal Plenary and Departure



Booking Details:


Full conference rate is £80.00 per delegate (with a 20% discount given to bookings of five delegates or more).


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There is ample car parking at the campus. The conference tales place in the Boardroom, in the Main Building at the Caerleon Campus (building 1 on the map):