Past Events

The Crime Studies Network has organised a number of conferences and seminar series which have attracted an interdisciplinary audience. These include:


  • Representation of Transnational Human Trafficking in present-day news media, true crime and fiction (Leeds, 12 September 2017)
  • Noir in the North 2016 (University of Iceland, 16-17 November 2016)
  • Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2014) – see
  • Retold, Resold, Transformed: Crime Fiction in the Modern Era (Leeds, 2013)
  • Bodies of Evidence: Crime, Gender and Representation (Newcastle, 2012) – co-sponsored with the Gender Research Group
  • Crime Across Cultures (Leeds, 2010)
  • Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and Deviance (Leeds, 2010)
  • Crime Studies: Facts and Fiction (Newcastle, 2009)
  • The Literary Art of Murder (Newcastle, 2008)

Seminar(s) / Series & Talks

  • The Undercover Policing and Trade Unions Conference (COPS, PSOOL, BSG, 16th November 2019)
  • Crime and Ethics of Representation (Hull, 2011-13) – co-sponsored with the Institute of Applied Ethics
  • Human Trafficking: Criminal Law and Evidence (Northumbria University, 16th October 2019)
  • Tara Moss in Conversation with Dr. Barbara Pezzotti (Monash University, 29th October 2019)

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