Contemporary Criminological Issues

Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion
Friday, 28 September 2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room number: 
4004 and 4007
Contact information
Contact person: 
David Moffette
(613) 562-5800
Registration required: 
Registration details: 

Please register by Friday, September 21, 2018.

Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Event sponsors: 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Faculty of Social Sciences Department of Criminology

The field of criminology has had a relatively short-lived history in Canada, spanning just over half a century. In this time, criminology inside and outside of Canada has seen exponential growth. This trend has been paired with the rise of explicitly exclusionary and punitive state policies and practices with respect to ‘crime’ and ‘security’.

To provide a retrospective look on the past half century of criminology in the Canadian context, the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa is hosting a conference funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council coinciding with its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1968, our department has developed a reputation for interdisciplinary and critical criminological scholarship that advances alternative ways of conceptualizing and responding to criminalized activities and social harms. Conference presenters will share their research that highlights how criminology has been imagined otherwise, at the University of Ottawa and beyond, to challenge a discipline that often informs and is informed by increasingly exclusionary and punitive ‘criminal justice’ and ‘security’ laws, policies, and practices.

Space is limited. Attendance will be restricted to 100 people. Register early to avoid disappointment!

This event is part of Criminology Week 2018: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion.