Conference 2024

We are pleased to announce special Plenary sessions from

Carl Foulkes - Preparing for Devolution of Policing in Wales.


Dame Vera Baird and Professor Stewart Field - Devolution of youth justice and the Youth Court in Wales

There will also be many fascinating papers presented at breakout sessions. Abstract submissions are still being accepted (closing date Thursday, February 29th, 2024). For comprehensive information on submitting abstracts, please refer to the attached 'Conference Announcement and Call for Papers 2024' document.

Every year this event brings together academics, policy makers and those working in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Participants will have the opportunity to present their research projects or thoughts on policy and practice, gaining valuable insights from peers and scholars across Wales.

The WCCSJ annual conferences allow members to forge connections which have underpinned pan-Wales research initiatives, making them a cornerstone of progress in the Criminology field. 

Please be aware that conference registration is not yet open. We will send out an email notification to WCCSJ members once registration becomes available (membership is free).

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