National Conference on Critical Perspectives in Criminology and Social Justice 

Conférence nationale sur les perspectives critiques en criminologie et justice sociale

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Paul Leighton

Paul Leighton is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. In addition to The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison, Dr. Leighton is the co-author of Punishment for Sale (with Donna Selman, 2010) and Class, Race, Gender and Crime (with Gregg Barak and Allison Cotton, 4th edition, 2013). He is also co-editor, with Jeffrey Reiman, of the anthology Criminal Justice Ethics (2001). In addition to his publications, Dr. Leighton is webmaster for and

Reforming 'law and order' in dystopian societies: When realistic solutions are uninspiring and inspiring solutions are not realistic



The National Committee for the Critical Perspectives Conference in partnership with the Department of Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University will be hosting the 2019 National Conference on Critical Perspectives in Criminology and Social Justice (NCCP) in Brantford, Ontario from May 2nd to 4th 2019. The theme for the ninth annual conference is “From Critical Perspective to Practice: Bridging Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Justice.” The 2019 NCCP will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Paul Leighton co-author of The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison, and Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Eastern Michigan University.

Laurier Brantford

Laurier Brantford is Wilfrid Laurier University's second campus located in Brantford, Ontario. The first and original campus of Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. Laurier follows a 'multicampus' structure, as it is one university with multiple campuses. 


150 Dalhousie Street, Brantford (Research and Academic Centre)


Special Events

Woodland Cultural Center
Friday May 4th

The Woodland Cultural Centre is an Indigenous education and cultural centre that was established to protect, promote, and preserve the history, language, intellect, and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe and Onkwehon peoples.


Mentorship Lunch
Friday May 3rd

Opportunity for graduate students to network with Professors