Annual Conferences

The annual conference is a meeting place for academics, practitioners and activists who share critical perspectives on crime, deviance and criminal justice and other social control institutions. Our first conference was held in 1973.

Below you will find listed the previous - and upcoming - EG conferences.

For further information about previous conferences - or queries about future ones - please contact the coordinator.

 

 

 

2024

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2023

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2022

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2021

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2020

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2019

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2018

Ljublana, Slovenia

"Social harm in a digitalized global world: Technologies of power and normalized practices of contemporary society" 

2017

Mytilene, Greece

"Uncovering Harms: States, Corporations and Organizations as Criminals"

 

2016

Braga, Portugal

"Economic Crisis and Crime: From Global North to Global South"

2015

Tallinn, Estonia

"Social divisions, surveillance and the security state"

2014

Liverpool, England

“Resisting the demonisation of ‘the Other’: State, nationalism and social control in a time of crisis”

2013

Oslo, Norway

“Critical Criminology in a Changing World: Tradition and Innovation”

2012

Nicosia, Cyprus

“‘Beyond the Wire’: Regulating Division, Conflict and Resistance”

2011

Chambéry, France

“No borders? Exclusion, Justice and the Politics of Fear” 

2010

Lesvos, Greece 

“The Politics of Criminology”

2009

Preston, England

“‘Crime’, Justice, and Control: The Challenge of Recession” 

2008

Padova,Italy 

“Conflict, Penal Policies and Prison Systems” 

2007

Utrecht, Netherlands

”Exploring Relations of Power” 

2006

Corinth, Greece

“The Regulation of Migration, Asylum and Movement in the ’New Europe’"

2005

Belfast, Northern Ireland

“Crime, Justice and Transition” 

2004

Bristol, England 

“Critical Perspectives on the Discipline of Criminology and International Criminal Justice Policies”

2003

Helsinki, Finland

“Critical Perspectives on Crime Prevention” 

2002

Krakow, Poland 

“Social Control and Violence: Breaking the Cycle”

2001

Venice, Italy 

“The Ambivalence of Conflicts and Social Change”

2000

Nyneshamn, Sweden

“Punishment Enough?” 

1999

Palanga, Lithuania

“Criminal Injustices and the Production of Harm”

1998

Spetses, Greece 

“Controlling the Movement of People: Critical Perspectives on Practices, Policies and Consequences”

1997

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

“Europe in Transition: Past Trends and Future Perspectives” 

1996

Bangor, Wales 

“State Crime and Human Rights” 

1995

Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland

“Confronting Control: Theories and Practices of Resistance” 

1994

Komitini, Greece

“The Use and Abuse of Power: Beyond Control” 

1993

Prague, Czech Republic

“Control as Enterprise: East and West” 

1992

Padova, Italy 

“Citizenship, Human Rights, And Minorities: Rethinking Social Control in the New Europe”

1991

Potsdam, Germany

“Social Justice and European Transformations: Processes of Marginalisation and Integration. Changes in Social Policies”

1990

Haarlem, Netherlands

“Criminal Justice in a European Legal Order: Migration and Penal Reform”

1989

Ormskirk, England

“Beyond Domination” 

1988

Synnseter fjellstue, Norway

“Gender, Sexuality and Social Control” 

1987

Vienna, Austria

“Justice and Ideology: Definitions and Strategies for the 1990s” 

1986

Madrid, Spain

“Civil Rights, Public Opinion and the State” 

1985

Hamburg, Germany

“The Expansion of European Prison Systems”

1984

Cardiff, Wales

“The State of Information in 1984: Social Conflict, Social Control and the New Technology”

1983

Hyytiälä, Finland

“Social Movements, the State and Problems of Action” 

1982

Bologna, Italy 

“Youth and the Economic Crisis: New Forms of Social Control and Counter Strategies”

1981

Derry, N. Ireland

“Securing the State: The Politics of Internal Security in Europe”

1980

Leuven, Belgium

“State Control on Information in the Field of Deviance and Social Control - Resource, Analysis, Counter Strategies”

1979

Copenhagen, Denmark

“Deviance and Discipline” 

1978

Bremen, FRG

“Law and Order: Terrorism and state violence”

1977

Barcelona, Spain

“The State and Social Control” 

1976

Vienna, Austria

“Economic Change and Legal Control” 

1975

Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Crimes of the Powerful” 

1974

Colchester, England

“The Development of Social Control and Possible Alternatives” 

1973

Florence, Italy

“Social Control in Europe: Scope and Prospects for a Radical Criminology”