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Reflections from staff and students of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Events of interest

OCTOBER
  • October 26: Kieran McEvoy (Queens University Belfast) will present on Cause-Lawyers, Professionalism And Political Violence: A comparative study of cause-lawyers in Chile, South Africa, Cambodia, Tunisia, Israel/Palestine as part of the University of Edinburgh Centre for Law & Society’s seminar series. 4.15pm-6pm in the Neil MacCormick Room, David Hume Tower, George Square. Free and open to all.
  • October 27: Conversations About Justice will take place from 10am to 4pm at the Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Glasgow. This event aims to examine the impact of political engagement and activism on the formation and reimagining of the public sphere, particularly in relation to people’s self-understanding as citizens and their concept of social justice. The workshop aims to share participants’ experiences of building justice in local communities; the obstacles to be overcome, what helps and what social circumstances need to be in place to support this. An SCCJR/University of Stirling/Galgael event. Spaces are free, but limited. Please email event contact Margaret Malloch to attend: m.s.malloch@stir.ac.uk.
  • October 30: Victim Support Scotland is providing a day of Hate Crime training at its offices at 10 Bothwell Street in Glasgow. The course will consider the current laws and legislation and the prevalence of Hate Crime through current statistical information for Scotland. This course will be repeated on March 12 2018. Click here for more information on Victim Support Scotland training courses.
  • October 31: To celebrate the end of Black History Month in the UK, Edinburgh University PhD student George Walters-Sleyon will present on the topic of Race, Terrorism and Theology-Racism and the Burden of Double Standards in the American Discourse at 3pm at The Elizabeth Templeton Room, New College, University of Edinburgh.
  • October 31: Howard League Scotland presents a screening of The Penalty, a new documentary by as group of British filmmakers about capital punishment in the US , followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Kate Nevens, Amnesty Scotland Programme Director, will chair the discussion following the screening. 6pm at Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh. Tickets £6 available here.

NOVEMBER

  • November 1: Claire Lightowler will deliver the 2017 Sacro Lecture: The Rhetoric of Preventing Offending: What We Say, What We Do and How We Can Do Better, at The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh from 6.30pm. Register for a free place via Eventbrite.
  • November 14: Digital Prison? Positive Futures, in association with Positive Prison? Positive Futures, will analyse the benefits and challenges of improving access to digital technologies in prison. This conference will take place at the Cosla Conference Centre in Edinburgh, and registration is via Eventbrite.
  • November 9: The Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline: 10 years of supporting survivors and campaigning for change – a conference celebrating the past 10 years and looking to the future – will be held at Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow. Speakers including Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and the SCCJR’s Oona Brooks.
  • November 9: Hilary Pilkington (University of Manchester) will present on ACAB? The police and the criminal justice system through the eyes of English Defence League activists as part of the University of Edinburgh Centre for Law & Society’s seminar series. 4.15pm-6pm in the Neil MacCormick Room, David Hume Tower, George Square. Free and open to all.
  • November 23: The final seminar in the University of Edinburgh Centre for Law & Society’s seminar series. Speaker and title TBC. 4.15pm-6pm in the Neil MacCormick Room, David Hume Tower, George Square. Free and open to all.
  • November 24: Victim Support Scotland is providing a day of Impact of Crime training at its offices at 10 Bothwell Street in Glasgow. The course contains two modules focusing on the impact of the crime and communication skills required to engage effectively with a victim or witness. The training is interactive with practical scenarios and situations. This course will be repeated on March 5 2018. Click here for more information on Victim Support Scotland training courses.
  • November 28: This year’s Drummond Hunter Memorial Lecture will be delivered by the SCCJR’s Professors Lesley McAra and Susan McVie. The University of Edinburgh academics will present on Youth Justice Coming of Age? Deviance, Diversion and Desistance 6pm at Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, Edinburgh. Free tickets can be booked here.
  • November 29: Victim Support Scotland is providing a day of Domestic Abuse training at its offices at 10 Bothwell Street in Glasgow. In this course participants will explore the impact of domestic abuse on victims, witnesses, families and the community as a whole. A domestic abuse victim’s journey through the Criminal Justice System will be examined, key legislation discussed in regards to the rights of victims and witnesses of domestic abuse and civil measures that may be necessary to protect the safety of the victim and family.  This course will be repeated on March 7 2018. Click here for more information on Victim Support Scotland training courses.

DECEMBER

  • December 1: Victim Support Scotland is providing a day of Victims of Sexual Crime training at its offices at 10 Bothwell Street in Glasgow. Participants will review the types of charges for sexual crime, and follow the journey of the victim from crime reporting, medical and forensic examination, through the stages of the legal process. Participants will consider the key challenges sexual crime victims and witnesses face in the criminal justice system. This course will be repeated on March 9 2018. Click here for more information on Victim Support Scotland training courses.

 

Listings are provided for information only. Please contact organisers directly if you plan to attend events. Inclusion does not imply endorsement by the SCCJR.

 

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