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Conference 2009
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The aim of this event is to bring together international scholars/experts/authors and to grant them the opportunity to air their views and share their ideas on the matter.  The aim of the Institute is to serve as a bridge between the different nations/cultures of the world and to provide a platform for international discussions that would certainly ensue.


The Location

Criminology Conference 2009
Criminological Implications

15 and 16 October 2009

Le Méridien Hotel and Spa
St. Julians, Malta


The Proceedings



The Presentations and Speakers

Immigration and the Emergence of Crime as an International Issue
Dr Paul Knepper, Senior Lecturer, University of  Sheffield (U.K.)

Foreigners in Maltese prisons: A late occurrence? Sixty years of analysis and an earlier episode
Dr Saviour Formosa, Senior Lecturer and Dr Sandra Scicluna, Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta (Malta)

The First, Second and Third Generation Migrants,
Prof Shlomo Giora Shoham, Professor of Law, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

Political Science, Criminology and Public Policy,
Prof J. Kevin Corder, Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University, Kalalmazoo, Michigan (USA)

Mobility, Surveillance Technology and Border Control,
Prof Gregory Howard, Associate Professor of Sociology, Western Michigan University and Ms Lisa Kruse,  Doctoral student in Sociology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

Comparative Constitutions and Refugees,
Prof Ashlyn Kuersten, Professor of Political Science and Constitutional Law, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

The criminal alien bar in U.S. immigration law; procedure and substance,
Peter H. Matson Esq., Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Bombing Civilians: A Socio-Historical Account of a State Crime,
Prof Ronald C. Kramer, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminal Justice Program,   Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

Contesting public and personal spaces of immigrants through heterotopia,
Dr Joanne Cassar, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Malta (Malta)

The investigation of illegal immigrants dying within Malta's territorial waters,
Prof M.T.Camilleri Podesta`, Professor of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta (Malta); Dr M. Scerri, Dr S. Ali, Dr H. Galea and Mr Grima

Living on the Edge: Migrant Women in Malta,
Dr Frances Camilleri Cassar, Senior Lecturer, Institute of
Criminology, University of Malta (Malta)

Policing Multiethnic Communities: What can we learn from others?,
Prof Mahesh K. Nalla Professor and Director of Graduate

Studies, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA); Dr Jacqueline Azzopardi, Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta and Dr Saviour Formosa, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta (Malta)

Sudanese Refugee's in Victoria: A Criminological Case Study,
Ms Krystle Gatt, Ph.D Candidate School of Global Studies,

Social Science & Planning, University of Melboure (Australia)
Transnational Internet Fraud:  E-migrants Committing Cross-border Crime without Crossing Borders, 
Prof Thomas D. Coogan, Jr., Associate Professor and Director of Forensic Studies, Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland, (USA)

Are immigration status, delinquent peer influences, antisocial personality traits, depression, and child-psychological abuse by parents/guardians consistent risk-factors for youth violence and aggression?,
Prof Christopher J. Ferguson, licensed psychologist and assistant psychology professor, Texas A&M University, Texas, (USA)

Examining Patterns of Criminal Offending between a Mediterranean and North American Population,
Prof Tony Smith, Assistant Professor of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, (USA)

A New Legal Model: Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice,
Prof Susan Caringella, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (USA)

Migration, Transition and Routes to Citizenship,
Prof Andrew Willis, Visiting Professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta (Malta)

The Photos 



The Conference


Jacqueline Azzopardi; Prof Douglas Kmiec,
The Ambassador of the USA;
Rector Prof Juanito Camilleri; Mr Rainer Brenner,
Deputy Head of the Frontex Training Unit

Dr Jacqueline Azzopardi

Dr Bridget Ellul 


Rector Prof. Juanito Camilleri


Rector Prof. Juanito Camilleri

Prof. Douglas Kmiec

Dr Joanna Drake


The Audience


Dr Paul Knepper


The Speakers


The Admin

Meeting for BA (Hons.) Crim Year 2 and 3

A departmental meeting for students in Year 2 and 3 will be held on Friday 6 October from 11 am - 12.00 pm in Gateway Building Hall D2.


Thank you

Sharon Cachia 

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