Poster prize for Linda at British Society of Criminology conferen

PhD student Linda Asquith PhD student Linda Asquith

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:28:00 BST

Linda Asquith, a PhD student in the School of Human and Health Sciences, won the prize for best postgraduate poster at the British Society of Criminology (BSC) conference this year.

The poster, entitled ‘Playing the Game: Life After Genocide’, illustrates the beginnings of Linda’s research analysis for her PhD, which focuses on survivors of genocide who have migrated to the UK and explores the strategies that they have used to rebuild their lives. It accompanied a verbal presentation given at the conference. Linda received a £75 Sage book voucher as her prize.

The BSC conference is the largest and most significant annual conference in the Criminology field, attracting national and international interest from both academics and practitioners. Previously held in Huddersfield in 2008, this year the conference took place at the University of Portsmouth from the 4th to the 6th July with the gala dinner taking place on board the 19th Century ship HMS Warrior.

BSC conference 2012 HMS Warrior

Themed around ‘Criminology at the borders’, this year’s conference saw plenaries by eminent professors Roger Hood, Katya Aas, David Garland and Sharon Shalev, as well as an Outstanding Achievement Award for Professor Jock Young for his lifetime of work in this area.

Subject leader in Criminology at the University Dr Carla Reeves also gave two presentations at the conference entitled ‘Blurring the Boundaries between Fantasy and Action: The Problem of Age-play in Second Life’, and 'The Other’: The Social Experience of Sex Offenders in a Probation Hostel’.


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