Seminar: Collaborating to shape the future of sentencing research – Innovation and impact

The Sentencing Council and the Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice, City Law School, invite you to a seminar on Wednesday 7 November 2018. This one-day event will explore how sentencing researchers, academics and the Council can work together more closely on areas of mutual interest.

To book a free place, please contact: research@sentencingcouncil.gov.uk 


Wednesday 7 November 2018
The Atkin Building Lecture Theatre, The City Law School, City, University of London, 4 Gray’s Inn Place, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5DX
Hosted by the City Law School’s Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice

Programme

09:30 – 10:00 Arrival and coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome
Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch, City, University of London
10:10 – 10:20 Keynote speech: Current priorities for the Sentencing Council
Lord Justice Holroyde, Chairman of the Sentencing Council
10:20 – 10:45 The work of the Sentencing Council and the Analysis and Research Team
Ruth Pope, Amber Isaac and Sarah Poppleton, Office of the Sentencing Council
10:45 – 11:45 Panel 1

Evaluation of the Sentencing Council sexual offences guideline
Pamela Jooman and Professor Sally Kyd, University of Leicester

The MoJ GPS pilot evaluation
Giles Stephenson and Helen Smith, MoJ Analytical Services

Facilitated by Dr Alpa Parmar, University of Oxford and Member of the Sentencing Council

11:45 – 12:05 Coffee
12:05 – 13:30 Panel 2

Comparing the impacts of short-term custody and community sentences
Aidan Mews and Joe Hillier, MoJ Analytical Services

Drunk and doubly deviant? The role of gender and intoxication in sentencing assault offences
Carly Lightowlers, University of Liverpool

Addiction and choice: the role of perceived choice in the sentencing of addicted offenders
Mr Nicholas Sinclair-House, University of Sussex, Dr John Child, University of Birmingham and Dr Hans Crombag, University of Sussex

Facilitated by Professor Julian Roberts, University of Oxford

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Panel 3

Sentencing for multiple versus single offences
Professor Mandeep K.Dhami, Middlesex University London

Algorithmic risk tools in Sentencing Processes
Melissa Hamilton, University of Surrey

Decision tree models as a tool of quantitative sentencing research
Mika Sutela, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Eastern Finland and Academic Visitor, University of Oxford

Facilitated by Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch, City, University of London

15:45 – 16:25 Future collaboration between the academic community and the Sentencing Council

Update on the Sentencing Academy
Dr Jonathan Bild, University of Cambridge

Selling impact and getting impact: A great strategy to secure funding
Dr Jose Pina-Sanchez, University of Leeds

Facilitated by Dr Alpa Parmar, University of Oxford and Member of the Sentencing Council

16:25 – 16:30 Close

Professor Peter Hungerford-Welch, City, University of London

A space has been reserved at a local bar for the evening; all are welcome.