Women as offenders and victims

Critical conversations in gender and criminology series

This conference aims to provide a space for academics and practitioners working with women offenders to discuss and negotiate the paradox of victimisation and offending.

A range of issues will be explored:

  • the problems with dichotomising experiences of offending and victimisation
  • ensuring experiences of choice and agency are understood when exploring women’s experiences
  • the role of feminism and the impact this has on the development and analysis of such work and research
  • the potential impact that academic research may have on policy and practice within this context. The conference will provide the opportunity to hear from established academics in this field, emerging research and work in this area and contribute to group discussions regarding future directions.

There will be a keynote lecture followed by three panels:

  1. Academic Constructions and Problems of Doing Research
  2. Law and Policy Constructions, and Practice-based Constructions
  3. Roundtable discussion. 
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