Dr Paul McGuinness
Paul completed a PhD with the SCCJR in 2014 in which he investigated the role of the ideology of reparation inherent in Scotland’s Community Payback Order. The Order, in policy at least, focused upon reparation as a means to reintegrate offenders back into the community, representing a shift away from retributive practices towards a relationally beneficent approach. By ethnographically studying the working practices of Criminal Justice Social Workers’, his study presents the Order’s articulation of reparation as practiced. His research interests focus upon the intersection between sentencing practices and communicative theories.
Upon completion of his PhD, Paul became a Research Assistant with the SCCJR, and was involved with evaluating the Whole System Approach with regards to Youth Justice in Scotland.
- University of Sussex