The ACJRD will hold a seminar entitled Education on the inside - a view of the educational process in Irish Detention Schools and Prisons on Tuesday 5 October at the Law Society of Ireland. This event will be co-hosted by Anne Marie Byrne, IRCHSS PhD candidate at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, who will be presenting on the topic of education for young offenders in detention schools. Jane Carrigan, another PhD candidate at St Patrick's College Drumcondra, will also be co-hosting the event and presenting her work on education for adult prisoners from a life-history point of view.
The ACJRD will also be hosting their thirteenth annual conference entitled Women in the Criminal Justice System on Friday 15 October 2010 at Camden Court Hotel, Dublin 2. The Hon. Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, President of the Law Reform Commission, will launch this one-day event. Speakers will include Chief Inspector Kathleen O'Toole, of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate, Prof. Loraine Gelsthorpe from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, Dr Azrini Wahidin from Queens University Belfast and Eimear Fisher, Executive Director of Cosc, the National Office for Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. This event promises to be informative with a wide range of workshops on various issues surrounding women in the criminal justice system. In addition, former IPRT intern Lynsey Black along with Faith Gordon, a PhD candidate at Queen's University Belfast, will be delivering a paper at one of the conference workshops entitled Media Profiling in the Criminal Justice System, North & South.