Professor May-Len Skilbrei was key note speaker

Professor May-Len Skilbrei was key note speaker at this year's European Group Conference.

Professor May-Len Skilbrei gave a lecture titled Transnational Victimhood: Challenges for prosecution and victim protection.

The topic of the European Group Conference for the Study of Deviance and Social Control was "Social divisions, surveillance and the security state", and Skilbrei was invited to talk on Transnational Victimhood: Challenges for prosecution and victim protection.

Being held in Tallinn, Estonia, Skilbrei also talked about her research and co-operation with researchers in the Baltic region working on prostitution and human trafficking. Prior to the focus on Nigerian prostitutes, the first wave of foreign prostitutes in Norway came from Eastern Europe. Skilbrei's lecture focused on the consequences the criminal justice systems attempt of fighting prostitution had on the men and women involved in prostitution - often ending up working contrary to well-meaning intentions and policies of protection. 

The conference, which was dedicated to the memory of Nils Christie who passed away earlier this year, was attended by more than 120 researchers from all over the world.  Also present from the Department was Professor Ragnhild Sollund who both held an eulogy for Nils Christie, as well as presented a paper on Illegal wildlife trade, crimes and harms from a non-anthropocentric perspective. Also present from the Department was PhD candidate David R. Goyes who presented a paper on Denying the harms of animal abductions for biomedical research.

Published Aug. 31, 2015 10:45 AM - Last modified Aug. 31, 2015 11:10 AM