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Seminar: The Invisible Issue of Organ Laundering

The School of Sociology and Social Policy are launching a 2014/2015 Seminar Series on Wednesday, 12 November 2014.

The first speakers will be Dr Ana Manzano & Dr Mark Monaghan

Title: The Invisible Issue of Organ Laundering
Time: 4pm-5pm, 2014
Location: Social Sciences Building, Rooms 12.21/12.25 – Level 12

Abstract: Although suggesting measures to deter organ trafficking, global institutions reiterate the lack of official statistics about this illegal trade as a stumbling block for effective action. Statistical concealment is a well-defined aspect of much criminality and organ trafficking is no different. Factors relating to relating to various forms of transnational criminality, alongside those specific to the trade in illicit organs, perpetually obscure the true extent of the problem. These factors include: (a) issues of globalization, jurisdiction, and law enforcement; (b) the power of health care professionals; (c) the reimbursement of transplantation costs abroad by insurers; (d) ambivalence of the victim status of the sellers; and (e) the buyers as vulnerable offenders. In this paper, we explore the reasons why organ trafficking remains un(der)reported. We argue that the complex factors discussed increase the invisibility of the illicit organ trade by facilitating the ‘laundering’ of trafficked organs into the health care systems of the purchaser’s country. Not only do these hinder accurate estimations of the problem, but they also disrupt coordinated efforts to police and deter the problem.

All welcome. MA and PhD students warmly welcome.

Further details and announcements available online at: http://www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/events/2014/the-invisible-issue-of-organ-laundering

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Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare.

Dr Jana Javornik appears on The Conversation website with an article entitled Why UK should follow Nordics’ lead on universal childcare.

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Outstanding Impact in Public Policy prize awarded to Dr Clifford Stott

Clifford StottDr Clifford Stott, Principal Research Fellow of the Security and Justice Research Group, part of the Building Sustainable Societies Transformation Fund, has been awarded the Outstanding Impact in Public Policy prize by the ESRC at its Celebrating Impact awards 2014 – for his work on ‘Policing crowds without force’.

New approaches to crowd psychology are helping police manage the potential for conflict in crowds while allowing people’s rights to protest through dialogue and negotiation. Continue reading

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The Security and Justice Research hub video

Professor Adam Crawford describes the thinking behind and purposes of the Security and Justice Research hub.

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The BSS First International Conference tickets now available

 The Building Sustainable Societies First International Conference is due to take place between the 30th June – 3rd July 2014.

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BSS First International Conference 2014 – Call for Papers

Date: 30th June – 2nd July 2014

Register to attend the Conference

As part of an emerging research agenda at the University of Leeds, this conference will bring together a global network of academics, practitioners, students and policy-makers to explore the concept of social sustainability. Continue reading

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