criminal justice, law and rights
The first screening of 'The Road from Crime' film was shown at the University of Glasgow yesterday evening, Monday 18th June, and was very well received by the 250+ people who attended. It was introduced by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice who stayed to watch the film, tweeting afterwards that he thought it was both powerful and insightful.
A screencast from Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work University of Glasgow, in which he explains what is meant by desistance.
IRISS has been involved in the development of a crime and justice research collection, which contains a mixture of podcasts and videos about recent research on crime and justice related topics.
SCCJR's Ben Bradford discusses his paper about influencing trust and confidence in the London Met (co-authored with Elizabeth Stanko and Katrin Hohl). The paper details how the researchers measured levels of trust and confidence in the police across areas of London.
Fergus McNeill discusses research he has been working on with Beth Weaver about desistance. The bulk of the clip focuses on a chapter they co-authored entitled 'Traveling Hopefully: Desistance Research and Probation Practice' where the metaphor of a journey is used to depict the process of desistance (sccjr.ac.uk/pubs/Travelling-Hopefully--Desistance-Research-and-Probation-Practice/243).
Fergus McNeill discusses a literature review of the management of change within community justice organisations, conducted with Ros Burnett and Tricia McCulloch. The review explored:
Corporate negative externalities occur when corporations place some of the costs of their profit-seeking activity onto society. This paper suggests that the current global problem of intellectual property crime is such an externality, and that it has not been recognised as such because corporations present product counterfeiting and piracy as crimes which reduce their revenue, rather than as predictable side effects of corporate production and merchandising, including branding activity, which have considerable socially deleterious consequences.
Mary Munro talks about a new book she edited with Hazel Croall and Gerry Mooney, entitled 'Criminal Justice in Scotland'. The book was published in December 2010, for further details see routledge.com/books/details/9781843927853/.
In this clip Mary talks about some of the key themes and issues explored in the book:
Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Dr David McArdle of the Stirling Law School discuss football related violence and disorder in Scotland, with particular reference to the use and efficacy of banning orders.
This recording is part of a 'discussion series' which aims to encourage and capture discussion and debate, and to share academic thinking and research findings as widely as possible.
Andy Aitchison, lecturer in social policy at the University of Edinburgh, talks about his book, 'Making the Transition: International Intervention, State-Building and Criminal Justice Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina', which was published in early 2011. Here he discusses some of the key issues explored in the book, which include the role of the criminal justice system in state building, and the role of international agencies in both re-building but also changing criminal justice.