Creativity, Inbetweenness and the Fight for Democracy: the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

By Dr Emiline Smith, Lecturer in Art Crime and Criminology, University of Glasgow At the start of October 2019, I traveled to Hong Kong to teach at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong under the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility scheme. The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and … Continue reading Creativity, Inbetweenness and the Fight for Democracy: the 2019 Hong Kong Protests

Escaping the revolving doors: rethinking short-sentences and our use of prisons in Scotland

By Rebekah Cameron, Student at the University of Glasgow’s School of Law If you based your understanding of prisoners in Scotland solely on information relayed in the popular media, you would likely come to believe that our 8,000-strong prison population is mostly made up of murderers, sex offenders, and other highly violent evil-doers who pose … Continue reading Escaping the revolving doors: rethinking short-sentences and our use of prisons in Scotland

Desisting in Prison or Desisting Prison?

By Dr Sarah Armstrong, Director of SCCJR and Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow Lila Kazemian (John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York) presented a recent SCCJR@Glasgow working lunch, one of several talks on her recent book, Desisting in Prison. In introducing herself Dr Kazemian noted her slightly unusual training in criminology which … Continue reading Desisting in Prison or Desisting Prison?

Looking at Leuven through another lens: Why local context is relevant in influencing policing…and beer?

University of Edinburgh student Luis Reyes reflects on his short visit to the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), supported by the SCCJR International Mobility Fund: It was my first day in Leuven on a short, one week visit, and I was still feeling the effects of fatigue from the last-minute logistics planning my trip there. … Continue reading Looking at Leuven through another lens: Why local context is relevant in influencing policing…and beer?

SCCJR Employment and Employability in Scotland’s Prisons: Working for Change? event and research briefing paper.

By James SCCJR Intern On Monday 19th February, researchers held an event on the issue of employment and employability in Scottish prisons. The event was organised by SCCJR’s Laura Piacentini, Beth Weaver and Cara Jardine (all School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde) and consisted of three guest speakers, all of whom … Continue reading SCCJR Employment and Employability in Scotland’s Prisons: Working for Change? event and research briefing paper.

Prisoners, Disenfranchisement and Sleeping Citizenship

Thanks in part to the recent session of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament, prisoner disenfranchisement is back in focus in Scotland. You can watch that session here:  https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-and-human-rights-committee-september-7-2017. ….or read the Official Report here:  https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/equalities-and-human-rights-committee-september-7-2017 There is also a useful report of the Committee proceedings from Inside Time available here: … Continue reading Prisoners, Disenfranchisement and Sleeping Citizenship