By Francesca Soliman As contemporary forms of social control evolve, the scope of criminology keeps widening. For example, the criminalisation of migration has sparked a growing body of research on detention, non-citizens’ rights, and so on. As a criminology PhD student researching the harms of migration control, I welcome the attention these issues receive within … Continue reading Anything new under the sun?
by David Usman The recent industrial action by university academic staff in the UK was an interesting experience for me, coming from Nigeria where I hold a lecturer’s post in Sociology. In Nigeria, strike action has been used consistently by academic members of the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education as a means of settling … Continue reading What do academic strikes look like in Nigeria? My experience as an SCCJR PhD researcher
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?
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
PhD student Ellen Van Damme, from Belgium, reflects on her short but inspiring visit to the SCCJR at the University of Glasgow. Continue reading From Bourdieu’s vision on masculine domination to why cats are cooler pets than dogs