For the past two years, SCCJR’s PhD students and staff have been part of reading groups in prisons in Scotland. We meet monthly and read social theory and political theory, philosophy, politics, human geography, linguistics and more. These are challenging academic texts, at the upper postgraduate level of comprehension. When I describe the prison reading … Continue reading Aim higher: protecting Scotland’s prison education in an age of austerity
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Last week I went to see Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake in the company of some friends. Having followed some of the media reporting and social media discussion of the film – and being a fan of many of Ken Loach’s earlier films – I thought I knew what to expect. I also thought I knew a … Continue reading Recognising Daniel Blake
November 3-4: The Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) is holding its 47th annual conference, Crime and Relationships, at The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort in Cumbernauld. This will be an opportunity to explore and discuss crime and relationships in contemporary Scotland. Register for a place via the SASO website. November 9: Erwin James will … Continue reading Events of interest: Winter 2016
Professor Mary Bosworth provided an urgent, impassioned and at times startling account of immigrant detention as she delivered this year’s SCCJR annual lecture, warning there is “not just a legitimacy deficit but a compassion one” when it comes to the treatment of detainees. At the end of the week in which it was announced that … Continue reading A compassion deficit? How immigrant detention in the UK masks humanity
Today, SCCJR includes 30 academics and more than 60 PhD students based at four universities working in Scotland, and engaging internationally Continue reading Welcome!