Glasgow School of Social Work

Public mental health: global perspectives

Iriss.fm, episode 43

Coverage of the launch of a book - Public mental health: global perspectives. It involved a panel of speakers which included the editors and one of the contributors, who reflected on some of the issues addressed in the book.

The politics of social work

Iriss.fm, episode 41

Iain Ferguson, professor of Social Work and Social Policy at University of the West of Scotland argues that that an understanding of social work's political dimension is essential and that the failure to recognise this has been harmful both to the social work profession and to service users.

Shaping the criminal justice system: The role of those supported by criminal justice services

Insight 13

This Insight, focuses on the issue of involving those who have offended in shaping the criminal justice system, exploring the different models of involvement, the effectiveness of different approaches and the implications for Criminal Justice Social Work services. Written by Beth Weaver (Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde) and Claire Lightowler (Iriss).

Inspiring desistance? Arts projects in Scottish prisons - Fergus McNeill

Glasgow School of Social Work research seminar

Professor Fergus McNeill, Glasgow School of Social Work. Explores the implications for criminal justice social work of the recent report of the Independent Prisons Commission, 'Scotland's Choice'. Examines whether the idea of offenders paying back in the community represents a necessary and sufficient underpinning rationale for the use of community penalties and, more generally, for the future development of criminal justice social work.

User views of punishment - Beth Weaver

Crime and justice research

What the punished think of their punishment. Beth Weaver is lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde. Here she talks about research she has been working on with Sarah Armstrong (University of Glasgow) entitled 'What the punished think of their punishment'. The research involved speaking with 35 men and women ranging in age from 19 to 55 about their experiences of punishment.