Lifelong Learning lecture
Crime, criminals and punishment fascinate the public’s imagination but most of their views are misconceived by what is reported in the media. This lecture will examine why people commit crime, how crime is defined, how society and the media respond and why we need to think critically about crime rather than just basing our ideas on taken for granted assumptions. In doing so, David will examine the political and social contexts that shape our definitions of crime and justice and also tackle challenging questions such as ‘what is crime’, ‘who are the criminals’, and ‘who has the power to define what’s right and wrong’?
David’s knowledge and experience come from a completely unique perspective as a reformed criminal turned criminologist and writer.
Other Lifelong Learning lectures include:
- 50 Shades of Clay: Interpreting sensuality and touch in twentieth and twenty-first century ceramic art
- York Mystery Plays
- Stories from elsewhere: Researching a novel in a foreign place
- Translating starlight: An introduction to astronomy