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18:00 - 19:30 14 May 2015
How did Thatcher’s social and economic agenda shape justice in England and Wales?
Main Lecture Theatre |
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom
Professor Stephen Farrall, University of Sheffield
Political processes shape and mould many facets of our lives. It is well known, for example, that who provides and runs our buses, our trains, our healthcare systems and our domestic utilities is the outcome of political choices. But in what ways is the experience of crime shaped by political decision making? Using Margaret Thatcher’s (and John Major’s) periods in office as a case study, this talk explores the ways in which social and economic policies are associated with changes in crime rates and criminal justice responses, and, in so doing, charts the ways in which such processes unfold over a number of years, producing unanticipated consequences ‘down stream’.
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