On 13 March 2014, the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester hosted the first SCID Symposium. Ten members of the SCID Panel of Experts gave presentations on the theme of the Symposium – Building Security and Justice in Post-Conflict Environments. The broad range of papers presented at the Symposium addressed issues concerning stabilisation, state building, holistic security, Security Sector Reform, policing in post-conflict environments, transitional justice, community-based dispute resolution, and the value of conflict assessments. Papers were given by leading international experts on these issues with extensive first-hand experience of working in conflict and post-conflict environments. Presenters included former diplomats, retired senior police chiefs and military officers, government advisers, senior members of the legal profession, and senior officials in the UN system.
The papers presented are included in the SCID Reader – 2014, which is also available on the Department website, as well as Course platforms (Blackboard and the iPad). The presentations given at the Symposium are also available to listen to and watch on the Department website, SCID Course platforms, and this Blog.