Speakers

ACS2020 will be postponed to 18-21 June 2021
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Keynote Speakers

Announcement of keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce that four distinguished scholars from various fields and countries will deliver keynote speeches at the 2020 Asian Criminological Society Conference. The keynote speakers are:

• Prof. David W. Garland
• Prof. Dennis S. W. Wong
• Prof. Shadd Maruna
• Prof. Lorraine Mazerolle


For additional information on these speakers, please click on the respective links.

Prof. David W. Garland

David W. GarlandNew York University, USA
Professor of Law and Sociology


Research themes: American punishment in comparative perspective; crime control and criminal justice; history and sociology of the welfare state; modern social theory; the history and sociology of punishment; the history of criminological ideas.
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Prof. Dennis S. W. Wong

Dennis S. W. WongCity University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Professor of Criminology and Social Work


Research themes: Juvenile delinquency; youth values; bullying and school violence; restorative justice; parent-child relationships.
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Prof. Shadd Maruna

Shadd MarunaQueens University Belfast, UK
Professor of Criminology


Research themes: Desistance from crime; offender reintegration; penal reform; narrative methodology.
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Prof. Lorraine Mazerolle

Lorraine MazerolleQueensland University, Australia
Professor of Criminology


Research themes: Experimental criminology; policing; drug law enforcement; regulatory crime control; crime prevention.
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Plenary Speakers

Announcement of Plenary speakers

In addition to our keynote speakers, we are pleased to further announce that seven distinguished scholars from various fields and countries will deliver plenary speeches at the 2020 Asian Criminological Society Conference. The plenary speakers are:

• Prof. John Pratt
• Prof. Doris Chu
• Ass. Prof. Mai Sato
• Prof. Natti Ronel
• Prof. Anqi Shen
• Assistant Professor. Adam Lyons
• Prof. Koichi Hamai


Two plenary sessions will each involve three plenary speakers who will give shorter presentations than the keynote speeches, whilst the final plenary session will be delivered by Ryukoku University's Prof. Koichi Hamai. For additional information on these speakers, please click on the respective links.

Prof. John Pratt

John PrattVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor of Criminology and Sociology


Research themes: History and sociology of punishment; criminological theory; penal populism; risk and criminal justice.
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Prof. Doris Chu

Doris ChuNational Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Professor of Criminology


Research themes: Juvenile delinquency; policing; comparative criminal justice; corrections; substance abuse treatment.
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Ass. Prof. Mai Sato

Mai SatoMonash University, Australia
Associate Professor of Criminology
Director, Eleos Justice


Research themes: death penalty; miscarriages of justice; human rights; asian criminology; policing.
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Prof. Natti Ronel

Natti RonelBar-Ilan University, Israel
Professor of Criminology


Research themes: Positive criminology; offender therapy; comparative criminology.
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Prof. Anqi Shen

Anqi ShenNorthumbria Law School, UK
Professor of Law


Research themes: Policing; organised crime (including human trafficking, counterfeiting; gangs; sex management and fraud); youth justice; gender and crime; the legal profession; migration and crime; gender and law enforcement.
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Assistant Professor. Adam Lyons

Adam LyonsKeio University, Japan
Assistant Professor of Faculty of Business and Commerce


Research themes: Prison chaplaincy in Japan; offender rehabilitation; religion.
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Prof. Koichi Hamai

Koichi HamaiRyukoku University, Japan
Professor of Criminology


Research themes: Criminology; juvenile justice; gender roles; criminal justice; criminal psychology; prisons; sexual violence; domestic violence.
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