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Victims and perpetrators of sexual violence: law, policy and research seminar 

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Date: 02 September 2014
Venue: 2B020, Frenchay Campus
Time: 9:30 - 16:00

Presented by Department of Law and Department of Health and Applied Social Sciences (Criminology). The purpose of this second law, policy and research seminar is to examine recent legal, policy and research developments in the area of sexual violence. The seminar will focus on a broad range of issues of relevance to those working with victims and perpetrators of sexual violence as well as those researching, teaching and studying in this area. This seminar will help those who attend to better understand how criminal justice responses to sexual violence are developing across a range of areas and will include a focus on the following:

• Barriers to the identification of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation
• Historic allegations of abuse
• Rape sentencing
• Special measures and cross examination of vulnerable witnesses in sexual offence cases

• Child sexual abuser aetiology and behaviour
• Child sexual abuser reintegration
• Community engagement and management
• Sex offender disclosure schemes
• Interviewing sex offenders

For further details and to book a place at the event please see the webpage

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Dr Nicholas Ryder - Inaugural lecture 

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Date: Wednesday 08 October 2014
Venue:  Street Cafe, S Block, Frenchay Campus
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Please register here 

Presentation Title

'Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works (Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987). A contemporary review of the relationship between the global financial crisis, financial crime and white collar criminals'

There are many factors that contributed to the 2007 financial crisis; ineffective banking regulation, the deregulation of consumer credit and banking laws, high risk banking, greed, the sub-prime mortgage crisis and access to convenient credit. In this inaugural lecture, Professor Ryder argues that an additional significant factor is white collar crime.

This is demonstrated by the identification of several examples including mortgage fraud, predatory lending, Ponzi frauds, market manipulation and the 'Financial War on Terrorism'. He examines the response to white collar crime and the financial crisis in both the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

For further information please see here


Dr. Nicholas Ryder is a Professor in Financial Crime in the Department of Law, at the University of the West of England. He joined the University of the West of England in September 2004 after holding posts at Swansea University and the University of Glamorgan. His principal areas of teaching and research are white collar crime, banking regulation and the regulation of consumer credit.

He has published over 60 articles within prestigious journals and conference papers. He has published three monographs including The financial crisis and white collar crime: The perfect storm? (Edward Elgar, 2014), Money laundering an endless cycle? A comparative analysis of the anti-money laundering policies in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada (Routledge Cavendish, 2012) and Financial Crime in the 21st Century – Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, 2011).

He has also published two text books: The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom (Ashgate, 2013) and Commercial Law: Principles and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Nicholas is currently a member of five editorial boards, the series editor for Routledge's 'The Law Relating to Financial Crime' and co-series editor for 'Risky Groups and Control' for Palgrave MacMillan. His forthcoming titles include The Financial War on Terror: a review of counter-terrorist financing strategies since 2001 and Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis (both for Routledge 2014, 2015).

He has conducted several externally funded research projects for including Orange Communications/France Telecom, the City of London Police and previously secured over £750,000 to conduct research into the development of credit unions in Wales.


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