Masterclass: Are We Oblivious to Corporate Homicide?

6 December 2018 16:00 - 18:00

Fusehill Street campus CA1 2HH

Are We Oblivious to Corporate Homicide?
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The tragic loss of life at Grenfell Tower and has recently focused our attention on the issue of holding corporations and organisations to account. But did you know that, deaths caused by corporate crime and negligence overshadow most other categories of homicide? So why aren’t we paying more attention to this?

By looking at real life case studies, our Masterclass will consider diverse crimes committed by corporations. Crimes against consumers, such as unsafe pharmaceuticals, will be considered alongside environmental crimes, namely pollution. We will especially emphasise the impact of disastrous events.

We will ask challenging questions about how we view crime and who commits it. Does society struggle to classify corporations and corporate people as offenders? If so, how can the numbers of lives lost due to corporate crimes and negligence be reduced in future?

This masterclass has been designed for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in criminology.

Masterclass award

You will be awarded up to 24 UCAS points** for attending this masterclass. 

**16 points will be awarded as standard. An additional 8 points can be claimed if the participant completes a 1500 word self-reflective report, following the event. Details of which will be available on the day.

The reduction will be applied on application and points cannot be redeemed retrospectively, if you have already applied to the University. They can only be redeemed against University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass.

Why attend a masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career.

At our masterclasses, you’ll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Earn extra UCAS points to boost your application

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working in the criminal justice system, book now.

How to get here


The Fusehill Street campus is easily accessible. The postcode for sat navs is CA1 2HH.

Leaving the M6 at junction 43 bear left onto Warwick Road for approximately 1.5 miles before turning left onto Greystone Road. Take the sixth left turn onto Fusehill Street. The campus entrance is on your right hand side.


Limited free parking is available on campus. Please collect a permit from one of our helpful student ambassadors on the day. Alternative parking is available at Cecil Street Car Park. Click here for directions.


Carlisle railway station is about a ten minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available outside the railway station.