Data crimes: Public or Private? The Role of Victims in Criminal Justice
10th conference on the "The Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems"
University of Basel, 25-27 April 2018
Warwick Law School's Criminal Justice Centre celebrated the 10th Conference on the Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems from 25-27 April 2018 at the University of Basel, Switzerland, featuring expert and early career researchers from North America, Australia, Russia and across Europe. The annual conference is the product of a collaboration between Warwick Law School and the Universities of North Carolina, Bologna and Basel. This year the focus of the conference was 'Data Crimes: Public or Private? The Role of Victims in Criminal Justice' and featured a key note lecture from Professor Mireille Hildebrandt, from Vrije Universiteit Brussels. From Warwick Law School, Professor Jackie Hodgson chaired the panel 'Should the Victim be Entitled to be Involved in the Decision whether or not to Prosecute Data Crimes?' and doctoral researcher Natalie Kyneswood presented a socio-legal paper in the Early Careers conference section, on 'Informal Justice, Accountability and Punishment in Digital Society: A Case Study of Responses to Feminist Digilantism on Facebook'.
Criminal Investigations in the Age of Smart Data, A Transatlantic Perspective
8th conference on the Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems
University of Bologna, 12-14th May, 2016
The eighth conference in the ‘Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems’ series was hosted between the 12th May – 14th May 2016 at the University of Bologna-Ravenna. The annual conference is co-hosted by the University of Warwick (UK), the University of North Carolina (USA), the University of Basel (Switzerland) and the University of Bologna-Ravenna. The theme of the conference was: Criminal Investigations in the Age of Smart Data, a Transatlantic Perspective.
An early career scholars session took place on the 12th May where criminal investigations and challenges of the digital age and ‘big data’ were discussed. Melina Dobson from the University of Warwick gave a presentation on the implications of social media on privacy and secrecy.
As secret surveillance becomes an increasingly common means of extracting information during investigations, the implications on citizens’ privacy was discussed. The conference explored international perspectives to regulating government surveillance, including the different surveillance methods used, the legal frameworks for surveillance and their corresponding safeguards.
The conference examined the future of criminal justice tools in the digital age. The consequences of Snowden on encryption and surveillance was also considered and the future challenges for criminal investigation authorities.
Access to Counsel during Criminal Proceedings: Reshaping Rights & Remedies
7th Conference on the Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems
University of Warwick, 18-20th May 2015