Speakers

Mary Clifford

Mary Clifford (St. Cloud State University, USA)

Mary Clifford received her BS degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, MS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and received her Ph D. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. She held the position of the chair of the Criminal Justice department at St. CLoud State University from Fall 2002 to Spring 2003. She is currently Full Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of St. Cloud State University.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall (Sheffield University, United Kingdom)

Matthew Hall graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 2007 having previously graduated from Sheffield's MA in International Criminology programme. He is now an Associate Professor in Criminology and Law at The University of Sheffield. His main research focus is on victimisation and, in particular, victims of crime within the criminal justice system.

Melissa Jarrell

Melissa Jarrell (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA)

Melissa Jarrell is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and faculty adviser for the Criminal Justice Association. She earned a BA in Anthropology from Eckerd College and an MA and Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Jarrell teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, White Collar Crime, Research Methods, Issues in Corrections, and Sports and Crime. Her research interests include environmental justice, corporate crime, crime and the media, and criminal justice education. Dr. Jarrell is the author of Environmental Crime and the Media: News Coverage of Petroleum Refining Industry Violations. She works with local community activists to address issues of poverty, pollution, and injustice.

Ron Kramer

Ron Kramer (Western Michigan University, USA)

Ron Kramer is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His research specialty is state and corporate crime. His books include: Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad (with Dave Kauzlarich); State-Corporate Crime: Wrongdoing at the Intersection of Business and Government (with Raymond Michalowski); and State Crime in the Global Age (edited with William J. Chambliss and Raymond Michalowski). Dr. Kramer has been honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from Western Michigan University and with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

Antony Pemberton

Antony Pemberton (INTERVICT, Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

Antony Pemberton is a social scientist, Associate Professor and research coordinator at the International Victimology Institute Tilburg. His research is a wide-ranging attempt to gain further insight into victimological perspectives on justice. In doing so he draws on a variety of source disciplines, including political science, social and clinical psychology, criminology, legal philosophy and criminal law. Much of his work has a strong theoretical emphasis, but includes empirical studies as well, while maintaining a clear link with victim-oriented policy and other practical applications.

Toine Spapens

Toine Spapens (Police Academy of the Netherlands)

Toine Spapens is Professor of Environmental Crime at the Police Academy of the Netherlands and Full Professor of Criminology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He previously worked at an institute for policy research in the Netherlands. Spapens specializes in research on organized crime and international police and judicial cooperation.  His empirical studies include the trafficking in illicit firearms, large-scale cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands and the combat against organized crime in the Amsterdam Red Light District. Spapens wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the interaction between organized crime groups and law enforcement, based on the case of ecstasy-production and trafficking in the Netherlands.

Rob White

Rob White (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has written widely in the areas of criminology and youth studies, and has a particular interest in issues related to environmental harm, ecological justice and green criminology. His recent books are Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an eco-global criminology (Routledge, 2011) and Climate Change from a Criminological Perspective (Springer, 2012). He is the author of Crimes Against Nature (Willan, 2008).