Martha O’Carroll

PhD Student

University of Glasgow

Bio

Working Title of PhD: Exploring the meaning and practice of community and justice in Scottish penal reform and beyond

Year commenced PhD study: 2019             

Institution/Organisation: University of Glasgow

Funding Source (if any): Joint Glasgow/Edinburgh PhD Studentship                            

Full or part-time: Full-time

PhD Supervisors: Prof Sarah Armstrong (Glasgow) and Prof Richard Sparks (Edinburgh)

Synopsis of PhD
Community justice in Scotland has come to refer, not only to community sentencing and supervision, but increasingly to a broad strategy of community engagement, development, and service provision out-with the criminal justice system. This expansive narrative invites much broader scrutiny and discussion of community justice policy and discourse. In light of the resurgence of interest in transformational change to penal systems, this research asks: how are the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘justice’ understood and used, how do narratives of community justice reflect public sector reform, penal reform and structural inequality, and how is community justice conceptualised and realised beyond the Scottish criminal justice system? The empirical research combines documentary analysis and interviews with key actors involved in community justice and community organising.

Contact

Email:
m.ocarroll.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Institution:
University of Glasgow

Address:
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
Ivy Lodge
63 Gibson Street
Glasgow
G12 8LR

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