The Legacy of our Past: Exploring the Challenges of Institutional Reform & Cultural Change

17 Feb

The COMMITTEE on the ADMINISTRATION of JUSTICE & the SCHOOL OF SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL POLICY & SOCIAL WORK, QUB

Spring Semester Seminar Programme 2011

This seminar series, jointly coordinated by the Policing Programme at CAJ and the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast, will examine the impact of our conflicted past on current institutions.  Discussion will explore how our troubled past shapes the culture and practices of key institutions – the Legal System, Public Prosecution Service, the Prison Service, the PSNI – to examine how the legacy of the past continues to shadow current policies and procedures. Through an exploration of the work, research and experiences of a variety of speakers, the seminar series will consider the level of institutional change in these organisations to discuss possible transformations and continuities in their culture and practices. Potential obstacles to institutional reform and cultural change will also be discussed.

The Seminar Series will be held on six consecutive Thursdays 24 February through 07 April (excluding 17 March).

Seminars will run from 1.00 – 2.00pm

Seminar Room 1.035, First Floor,

School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work

6 College Park

Refreshments will be available before the seminars from 12.40pm onwards.

Details of the first two seminars are below and further details about the remaining seminars will follow shortly

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