In this clip, Bill Munro, lecturer at the University of Stirling, talks about issues around criminal justice and utopia. He is currently exploring these ideas with Margaret Malloch (also from the University of Stirling), and they are in the process of developing some of their thoughts into a book proposal.
As Bill explains in this clip the notion of utopia in this context is not about describing a new wonderful future we are heading towards but about making the case for the possibility of thinking about the future is an open and radical way. To Bill this is set against current discussion and debate about social change and the penal system which is contextualised by notions of constraint.
Recorded April 2011.