Professor Setsuo Miyazawa – Invited International Visitor – Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference 2019

We are delighted to welcome Setsuo Miyazawa as an invited International Speaker at the upcoming Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference from 15-17 July 2019.  Professor Miyazawa is Senior Visiting Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University. He has Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University and S.J.D. from Hokkaido University. He was a full-time faculty at Hokkaido, Kobe University, Waseda University, Omiya Law School, and Aoyama Gakuin University until reaching mandatory retirement in 2016. He held visiting positions at ten North American law schools including Harvard, UC Berkeley, and NYU before joining UC Hastings on a regular basis in 2008. He has extremely broad research interests, including police and criminal justice, legal profession, and courts. He represented progressive positions on many issues in the justice system reform movement in Japan in the late 1990s through 2000s. He received the Distinguished Book Award from the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology in 1993 and the International Prize from the Law & Society Association in 2014. He was the Founding President of the Asian Law & Society Association in 2016-17 and will be the President of the Asian Criminological Society in 2019-21.

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By Professor John Scott – School of Justice, QUT

First there was Brisbane’s Hosting of the G20 Summit in 2015, which bought an international cast of leaders to the River City, albeit, most from the Global North, who were not here to mix it with the locals. The next big event to mark in the diary also promises to bring an international cast of leaders to Brisbane, this time in criminology, this time in their hundreds, and, this time, from all over the world.

Last week the Asian Criminological Society (ACS) announced QUT had won the right to host its 2017 conference, which will be based on the theme of ‘Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South’ and jointly hosted by the Crime and Justice Research Centre.

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