By Ross Gibson As a youth justice social worker in Glasgow I worked with children within, or on the fringes of, secure care. They experienced such a high risk of harm that their lives, or lives of those around them, were frequently in danger. This often included acts of violence, absconding, drug abuse and other … Continue reading Giving Voice to Children in Secure Care
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
By Rania Hamad, PhD Student in Social Work, University of Edinburgh Scotland is often considered to be one of the world’s most friendly, welcoming countries (as well as being voted as such), and having the best LGBT+ legal equality in Europe. Nonetheless, annual data published by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service demonstrates that hate … Continue reading Hate Crime in Scotland
By Ellen Van Damme, visiting PhD student from the Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven I dedicate this blogpost to the enriching experience of academic exchange, with one clear message: get out there and take the opportunities! I was given the opportunity of a second visit to the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice … Continue reading The Best PhD is a Finished PhD
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?
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
PhD student Kirsty Deacon is seeking participants aged 13 to 25 for her research. Continue reading When a family member goes to prison – young people’s experiences