Robin A Robinson

May 2015, January 2017: Professor Robin A. Robinson, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, visited the SCCJR for two weeks in May 2015. Prof Robinson’s work concerns gender, crime, and justice – specifically, girls in care and correctional systems. Her Visiting Fellowship focused upon a project that will provide systematic consideration of how the clinical phenomenon of vicarious trauma (VT) affects staff who work with girls in such facilities and systems, and how VT challenges the foundations of treatment that staff must provide for troubled and troublesome girls in conflict with their families, communities, and the law.