Hillsborough launches Crime and Injustice series at Regent Street Cinema
Criminology 19 May 2017
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, chaired by University of Westminster Principal Lecturer in Criminology David Manlow, and made up of the film’s director and producer Dan Gordon and factual consultant Professor Phil Scraton from Queens University Belfast.
The two hour film chronicles the investigations, interviews with survivors, victims' relatives, police officers and investigators and the lingering effects of the Hillsborough disaster that took place on 15 April 1989.
Ninety-five men, women and children died on the terraces of the Hillsborough football stadium in Sheffield. The tragedy was covered up by the police and the press and a false version of events that blamed football fans, although it was caused by poor safety management and inadequate planning by the emergency services, was reported.
Principal Lecturer David Manlow said: “In our era of fake news and global distrust it’s important to celebrate those people who don’t give up and who do the right thing, even in the face of odds that seem impossible. This reflects what Westminster’s Criminology course encourages, for students to challenge and question, and we are proud to carry on this tradition of challenge through our programme.”
The Crime and Injustice series is organised by the University of Westminster’s Department of Criminology with the Regent Street Cinema to give the audience an opportunity to learn and explore the important themes of crime and injustice.
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