Future Talks - the Future of Murder
The circumstances in which serious violent crime now occurs are changing. Our inter-connectedness with one another and the growing use of social media is altering how, where and when these crimes take place.
So what is the future of murder?
Also joining the panel are author and Guardian columnist Erwin James who was convicted of murder, and Governor of HMP Grendon, Jamie Bennett. Our panel of experts will discuss how by reviewing past events we can predict what murder might look like in the future.
The expert panel
Professor David Wilson
David is one of the UK’s leading criminologists, specialising in all aspects of prisons and imprisonment, murder and serial murder. He is a regular commentator to TV and radio, appearing regularly on 'This Morning', 'The Wright Stuff', BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio 4.
Dr Elizabeth Yardley
As Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology, Elizabeth works within a specialist centre engaged in a diverse range of research endeavours in and around the criminal justice system. Her research interests include the representation of female serial killers and 'Facebook murder'.
Erwin James is a Guardian columnist and author. He has published two collections of essays: A Life Inside: A Prisoner’s Notebook and The Home Stretch: From Prison to Parole. Erwin is a trustee of the Prison Reform Trust and patron of a number of offender rehabilitation charities.
Jamie Bennett has worked in prisons since 1996 and held a number of senior positions. He is currently Governor of HMP Grendon and Springhill, editor of the Prison Service Journal and has published over 100 articles and reviews on topics including prisons and the media.