Medical Confidentiality in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Serious Sexual Assault in Scotland

By Dominic Reed, PhD student, University of Glasgow Forensic Medical Examiners (FMEs) used to occupy an uncertain role, uncomfortably bridging the disciplines of medicine and law – this was even reflected in their traditional title as police surgeons. As the Scottish Government consultation on provision of forensic services notes however, forensic services have increasingly operated … Continue reading Medical Confidentiality in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Serious Sexual Assault in Scotland

Social scientists and lawyers diggin’ the archives

Lessons learned from the Traces of Law Symposium By Aura Kostiainen, a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Helsinki What happens when a lawyer or a social scientist goes to the archives? A growing number of legal scholars and social scientists, or socio-legal researchers, are becoming enthusiastic about archival research. There are, however, some … Continue reading Social scientists and lawyers diggin’ the archives

Global Social Science? Practical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas

PhD student Ashley Rogers attended the SCCJR event ‘Global Social Science? Practical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas’ on March 10 2017. Here are her reflections. Given the increasing focus on ‘internationalisation’ in academic institutions, and requirements by funding bodies to show an engagement in global fields, it is important to consider how we might engage with … Continue reading Global Social Science? Practical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas