Conference and masterclass: Perspectives on hidden victims

Conference and masterclass: Perspectives on hidden victims

School of Law, University of Limerick, and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Victim Studies 
 
Perspectives on hidden victims 'Findings of three new innovative studies'
 
27th April 2017
 
Morning conference: 10am to 12.45pm
Location: Room KBG 12, Kemmy Business School, UL
 
 
10.00-10.45: ‘Why we should be bothered about the influence that locally based criminal networks have on children’
Dr Sean Redmond, Adjunct professor of Youth Justice, School of Law, University of Limerick, will open the event with this presentation based on his Greentown study into the influence of criminal networks in children’s offending behaviour in Ireland.
 
10.45-11.30: ‘Young people’s experiences of paramilitary violence within their communities in contemporary Northern Ireland’
Dr Nicola Carr, Associate Professor in Criminology, University of Nottingham, will be presenting on research that highlights the processes through which young people become subject to paramilitary ‘justice’ and their negotiation of the multiple risks they face. (Carr, Dwyer and McAlister, 2017). 
 
11.30 to 12.15: ‘Drug debt intimidation – community violence and the hidden victims’
Dr Johnny Connolly, Irish Research Council Fellow, Center for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, School of Law, University of Limerick, will be presenting on research in coercive drug networks and neighbourhood experience.
 
These will be followed by a 30 minute chaired panel discussion
 
This event is limited to 80 places, CPD points available 
 
This will be followed by 
 
Afternoon Masterclass 2pm to 5pm - 'Addressing the complexities involved in studying vulnerable groups' - a masterclass for researchers.
 
(Postgraduate/PHD students only, limited to 20 places)
 
This informal session is targeted at the research community and will share issues and learning from the three researchers, Dr Sean Redmond, Dr Nicola Carr and Dr Johnny Connolly, upon their encountering of the methodological and ethical issues involved in researching vulnerable groups. This afternoon session is informal and based around short inputs and discussions.
 
Location: Room KBG 10, Kemmy Business School, UL
 
 
Please reply to eoin.omearadaly@ul.ie for further information or to book your place.