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CIJS Conference: Placing Justice

Mon. May. 9 10:00 AM - Wed. May. 11 05:15 PM
Contact: Professor Kevin Walby k.walby@uwinnipeg.ca 204-786-9105
Location: Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies

The Uuniversity of Winnipeg's Department of Criminal Justice, Critical Perspectives: Criminology / Social Justice (Ottawa & Carleton), and the University of Winnipeg Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies present "PLACING JUSTICE: Critical Perspectives on Space, Justice, Law and Order."

Theme: “Placing Justice”

The theme “Placing Justice” builds on the momentum established in 2009 when the CIJS hosted its inaugural “Theorizing Justice” national conference. Our first conference was followed by “Practicing Justice” in 2010, “Questioning Justice” in 2011, “Securing Justice” in 2012, and “Educating Justice” in 2014. In 2015, the CIJS took up the topic of “Visualizing Justice”. This year we are staging a joint event with organizers of the "Critical Perspectives: Criminology and Social Justice conference," which has met annually since 2011 at either the University of Ottawa or Carleton University.

In addition to a variety of thematic sessions, artistic exhibits and panels on space, place and justice, we are also pleased to welcome our distinguished featured speakers:   

  • George Pavlich (Alberta, Law and Sociology): “Accusers and the Accused at Thresholds to Criminal Justice” May 9, 11am, Convocation Hall

  • Randy K. Lippert (Windsor, Sociology and Criminology): “Condo Law, Governance and Spaces of Control in Toronto and NY City” May 9, 1pm, 2M70

  • Mark Weber (DePaul, Law): “Disability, Space and Law: Canada and the United States Compared” May 9, 6pm, Convocation Hall

  • Elaine Craig (Dalhousie, Schulich School of Law): “The Sexual Assault Trial as a Space of Ritualized Hierarchy” May 10, 10:10am, 2M70

  • Nicholas Blomley (Simon Fraser, Geography): “Doing Justice to Space: Legal Geographies, Rights, and Power” May 10, 1:30pm, 2M70

  • Marie-Eve Sylvestre (Ottawa, Law): “The Use of Liminal Spaces, Fines and Red Zones on Marginalized Peoples” May 10, 3:45pm, 2M70

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