8-10 July 2020. British Society for Criminology conference (postponed to 2021)
Elisa Impara, Ruth Lamont and Sandra Walklate, ‘Disaggregating victims’ access to justice’. BSC2020 abstract

11 May 2020. Project workshop (postponed to 2021)
Dame Vera Baird, Victims’ Commissioner, will open our next workshop and advisory group meeting. In addition to the project team, guest speakers and discussants on the programme include Paul Rock, Aisha Gill, Jonathan Doak and Jessica Jacobsen. Attendance by invitation only. For details email pamcox[at]

31 March-1 April 2020. Howard League for Penal Reform conference (postponed to 2021)
Sandra Walklate, Pamela Cox and Barry Godfrey. ‘Reflections on the political economy of victim policy framing over time’. Howard League abstract

Date tbc. Digital Humanities workshop, University of Sussex.
Bob Shoemaker, ‘Using Old Bailey Online data to analyse victims’ access to justice over time’ (tbc)

18-21 March 2020. European Social Science History Conference (postponed to 2021)
Bob Shoemaker, Heather Shore and Ruth Lamont will offer a panel on ‘Victims in English Criminal Courts, 1675 to the present’. Chair: Pamela Cox. Discussant: David Churchill.

12 February 2020. Project workshop, University of Essex.
This workshop explores ways of using national survey data to understand crime victim inequalities and (dis)satisfaction with the criminal justice system. Our keynote speaker is Andromachi Tseloni from Nottingham Trent University. Other speakers on the programme include members of the project team and Alex Quiroz Flores, Chief Scientific Adviser, from the University of Essex. For details, email pamcox[at]

29 October 2019. Project workshop and sub-advisory group meeting, Office of the Victims’ Commissioner.
This small workshop offered updates on project progress around themes of victims’ autonomy and participation.

20-21 September 2019. AHRC Network Grant event ‘Challenging Domesticity in Britain, 1890-1990’.
Lucy Williams, ‘Using Times reports of Old Bailey trials to research the history of domestic crimes’

5 September 2019.  Society of Legal Scholars conference.
Ruth Lamont, ‘Autonomy and the Victim of Crime’

10-12 June 2019. Social History Society conference.
Heather Shore and Pamela Cox, ‘Victims in English Criminal Courts, 1675 to the present’

25 January 2019. University of Leeds Historical Criminology seminar.
Pamela Cox and Ruth Lamont, ‘Righting a Wrong: What does it mean for a victim to access justice in a criminal trial?’

22 November 2019. Project workshop.
The first project workshop and meeting of the advisory group took place at Somerset House in London with presentations from team members.