Hillsborough: The Truth — Phil Scraton
6pm, Friday 18 January 2013 – No Alibis Bookstore, Botanic Avenue
Following publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s Report in September 2012 the impact has been unprecedented: a comprehensive investigation by Independent Police Complaints Commission; a full inquiry by the Director of Public Prosecutions concerning potential for criminal prosecutions; the quashing of the 96 inquest verdicts in the High Court; and a policy review of emergency response to disasters, including ambulance services, hospitals and pathology.
In this talk and reading Phil Scraton draws on the earlier Reports he co-authored, his widely-acclaimed book Hillsborough: The Truth and the Panel’s Report to consider the significance of critical research and publication in challenging powerful interests.
Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at Queen’s University. Widely published, his most recent books are Power, Conflict and Criminalisation and The Violence of Incarceration. Member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, he led its research and was primary author of its extensive Report.