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British Society of Criminology Vulnerability Research Network - News and Events

Flash Talk Event

The British Society of Criminology Vulnerability Research Network offers a means for discussion, critical analysis, and knowledge sharing among diverse and dispersed members of the British Society of Criminology and others.

The network seeks to advance understandings and stimulate debate on vulnerability across the spheres of research, policy and practice and foster opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

As such, we are holding an event comprising flash talks for people interested in sharing their interests/ideas and keen to collaborate. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday 13th July between 10am and 11.30am.

Delegates will give a three-minute lightening talk summarising interests in, reflections or ideas about vulnerability research, research to date and/or thoughts about collaborative research. Please find here the biographies (of up to 50 words) delegates were invited to provide upon registration.



Launch Event

Tuesday 20th October 2020 16:30-19:00

The British Society of Criminology Vulnerabilities Research Network is pleased to be holding its launch event. 

The launch event will be co-chaired by Associate Prof Harriet Pierpoint (University of South Wales) and Dr Roxanna Dehaghani (Cardiff University) (Co-Chairs of the VRN) with a keynote speech by Professor Emeritus Gisli Gudjonsson CBE entitled, ‘What does it mean to be vulnerable and what are the challenges?’. 



Themed Panel

This year, a few of us from the Vulnerability Research Network had planned a themed panel on vulnerability to be given at the British Society of Criminology conference in Liverpool. Due to obvious reasons the conference was cancelled, but undeterred the presenters went ahead with a pre-recorded webinar. The recording can be found below.



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