06 Dec 2016
Introducing the SCCJR blog
SCCJR has launched a new blog bringing together crime and justice-related reflections by staff and students across our member institutions: the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde.
The blog will feature a diverse range of contributions, from PhD project updates and conference notes to arts reviews and listings of lectures, seminars and other events of interest.
Currently on the blog you can read:
- An account of Mary Bosworth’s searing SCCJR Annual Lecture about migrant detention, delivered as part of the Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
- Fergus McNeill’s thoughts on the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake, and how the bleak story of one man’s battle with the benefits system corresponds with what the sociologist Nancy Fraser calls ‘misrecognition’: “a denial of social standing, as well as of human dignity, which has the effects of silencing people or of rendering their voices, needs, interests and their suffering as insignificant.”
- A review of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, which illustrates the intersection of race, politics and mass incarceration in the USA, by Masters student Kevin Schlenker.
We would love to hear your feedback on the blog, via the comments sections or direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.