What do former Presidents of CEP do when they retire?  In the middle of a pandemic?  Mr. John Scott accepted an appointment as an Honorary Associate Professor at an eminent University in the criminal justice field and launched a new network for academics and practitioners.


The International Network for Criminal Justice (IN-CJ) is based at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.  It has an outstanding reputation for probation training and research.  DMU is a centre for police and prisons studies, as well as law and human rights.

Series of seminars

DMU wants to connect criminal justice practitioners and academics across sectors and countries.  To this end, the network together with a few external experts is running a series of seminars in 2021. They use several online platforms for IN-CJ to support conversations, like webinars, podcasts, interviews, articles and next – the NEWSDESK.

On 27th April at 14.00h CET , a seminar entitled “Cyber Supervision:  before, during and after the Pandemic” takes place, co-chaired by Professor Ioan Durnescu from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and Mrs. Sonia Flynn, Chief Probation Officer for England and Wales. More information including the possibility to register can be found here.


During the seminar of 12th May (starting at 8 a.m. CET), a total number of 11 countries will be visited. Starting in Australia, then heading off to Malaysia, Nigeria, Romania, Finland, Holland, England, Spain, Scotland, Ireland, and ending in America.  Each country will produce its own content – the focus is on practitioners and service users telling their own stories and the theme is ‘making a difference’.  Some of the content will be pre-recorded, some live.  For each country there will be online material like podcasts and YouTube videos.  The event will be live on twitter and the team hopes that in this way it will be a modern version of a ‘What works’ conference!

Some of the stories will be sad, others painful, others inspirational.  But they will all be sincere and from the frontline of criminal justice around the world in the middle of this dreadful pandemic.

Join in at:  www.criminaljusticenetwork.net

Or on Twitter -@intcjnetwork

More details about this event can be found here. 


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