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.
This project facilitates and advance knowledge exchange in relation to desistance from crime and how 'offender' supervision in the community can best support it. The project involves the production of a documentary film and workshops to explore how we could get better at supporting desistance from crime. For details of current progress and outputs to date, see the project blog: http://blogs.iriss.org.uk/discoveringdesistance
In partnership with Fergus McNeill (University of Glasgow), Steve Farall (University of Sheffield) and Shadd Maruna (University of Belfast), IRISS is helping to produce a film about why people stop offending.
The film, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, also has a blog page, which is being used to share information and engage in discussion about the process of stopping offending. This is a very interesting and lively blog on the subject of desistance.
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: