The School of Criminology are delighted to announce that this year’s Annual Scarman Lecture 2021 entitled “Drugs & the Criminal Justice System in the UK” will take place on Wednesday 29 September 2021 from 17:00 via Teams.

With experts from policing, the prison service, public health and Release, we debate the ‘what works’ questions in relation to addressing how the criminal justice system responds to the challenges presented by substance use.

Our speakers address the critical questions of how and if criminal justice systems should respond to substance use, and the efficacy of its interventions. Please join us for a 40 minute panel discussion chaired by Dr Tammy Ayres (followed by questions) with the following experts:

• Sue McAllister CB Prisons and Probation Ombudsman
• Kieran Lynch, Public Health England
• Jason Kew, Chief Inspector, Thames Valley Police
• Niamh Eastwood, Release

This event is free and open to all. Please click below for more information and to get your free ticket.