Saturday, 22 June 2013

Beyond 'So What?' Criminology: Rediscovering Realism

The Differential Association returns, surfing the high of the 9th North South Criminology Conference in UCC, with Roger Matthews' article Beyond 'So What?' Criminology. Professor Matthews was one of the plenary speakers in Cork, and provided an electrifying and contentious talk based on the arguments made in this 2009 article, arguing that criminology was making itself irrelevant through lack of theoretical and methodological rigour and by its negligible impact on policy.

If the debate sparked by his plenary in Cork is any indicator, the article should prompt plenty of discussion on the current state of criminological research.

Date: Thursday 25th July at 6pm
Venue: Mulligan's back room, Poolbeg Street, Dublin 2

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