Crime, Justice and the Liberalism of Fear
Free Public Lecture
Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street
T: 9035 6909
What does it mean to identify as a ‘liberal’ in recent controversies about crime control?
In this public lecture Professor Ian Loader will take this question as his point of departure and explore how ‘the liberalism of fear’ has contested the politics of criminal justice over the past few decades. As part of his project to create a ‘better politics of crime’, Professor Loader will question what elements of this protectionist ideology should be retained, adapted, or discarded altogether. In the aftermath of Brexit and Donald Trump’s election, this kind of ideological appraisal is more necessary than ever.
Professor Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology and Professorial Fellow of All Souls College
Professor Ian Loader
Professor of Criminology and Professorial Fellow of All Souls College
University of Oxford
Ian Loader is Professor of Criminology and Professorial Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford. He has published widely on policing, private security, public sensibilities towards crime, penal policy and culture, the politics of crime control, and the public roles of criminology. He is EditorinChief of the *Howard Journal of Crime and Justice* and is currently working on a project entitled ‘In Search of a Better Politics of Crime’ funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation.