FECL 33 (April 1995):


Confronting Control - Theories and Practices of Resistance: 23rd Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, Ireland, 31st August to 4th September 1995.

The border between the North and South of Ireland is Europe's most policed internal border. Crossmaglen, with its myriad of fortified military installations and surveillance devices, is an integral part of this border and has been chosen as the location of the 1995 European Group's 23rd annual conference.

The conference is being jointly organized by members of the local community and academics from the University of Ulster and

Queen's University, Belfast. In keeping with previous years, the conference will bring together activists and researchers to discuss the central themes. We particularly welcome papers which offer:

- critical accounts of the contemporary forms of managerialism, modernisation and technocracy in the criminal justice process and other control structures;

- evaluations of movements and campaigns aimed at challenging these developments or humanising their consequences and related contradictions.

For more information, contact: Mike Tomlinson, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Queen's University, Belfast. BT7 1NN; Tel: +44/ 1232 245133 Ext 3714; Fax: +44/1232 320668; e-mail: m.tomlinson@v2.qub.ac.uk