1st Irish Penology Symposium – 18th November 2011



1st Irish Penology Symposium

Law Faculty, Griffith College Cork, Friday 18th Nov. 2011

Organisers: Clíodhna Dineen, Head of Law, GCC and Dr. Liam Leonard, IT Sligo



Tea/Coffee available all day


09.30 – 11.00 am:


Welocme and Opening Speech:


Clíodnha Dinneen & Liam Leonard


Women with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland


Elizabeth Craig, University of Ulster


Sentencing in the Children Court: An Evaluation in Light of the Fair Trial Rights of the Child


Sarah Jane Judge, Griffith College Dublin


The Mandatory Death Penalty in a Modern Society


Jacinta Victor John, Griffith College Dublin and TCD


11.30 – 13.00 pm:


What the Literature is saying about Crime and Prisons: The Challenges to Penology and Criminology


Dr. Liam Leonard  I.T Sligo  & Tatiana Kelly, NUI G


The Universality of Suffrage: A Prisoner’s Right to Vote


Paul Gavin, King’s College London


13.00 – 14.00 pm:         LUNCH ON CAMPUS


14.00 – 15.30 pm:


The Irish Innocence Project


David Langwallner, Dean of Law, Griffith College


Contemporary themes in Irish Penal Policy: the Relationship between research and policy


Jane Mulcahy & Liam Herrick, Irish Prison Reform Trust (IPRT)


Towards an understanding of organisational change in the Irish Prison Service


Assistant Chief Officer Jim Howe, Irish Prison Service Training and Development Center, Beladd House, Portlaoise


16.15 – 17.00 pm:


Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ciarán McCullagh, UCC


‘Prisons and the failure to reform’


Closing Speech:


Clíodnha Dinneen & Liam Leonard


Tel: 353 (0) 21/4507027


Email:  law@gcc.ie

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