18th May 2021

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research has launched a new event series called Just About. . .

It is a new initiative which combines podcast and webinar formats to explore topical justice issues and to promote dialogue amongst academics, activists, practitioners and policymakers.

Each event begins with the live-streaming of a pre-recorded conversation (of about 30 minutes) involving a panel of people with relevant expertise. Afterwards, the panellists and the audience engage in further discussion (for about 45 minutes).

Our first ‘podinar’ will be on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller People and Criminal Justice and takes place via Zoom on Tuesday 1st June, 12-1pm. The panel includes;

  • Chelsea McDonagh (an Irish Traveller, researcher and co-creator of Rombelong, a widening participation programme for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller young people),
  • Coretta Phillips (an LSE-based criminologist whose interest lie in the fields of race, ethnicity, criminal justice and social policy) and ,
  • Colin Clark (a sociologist based at the University of the West of Scotland, and co-author, with Professor Margaret Greenfields, of ‘Here to Stay: the Gypsies and Travellers of Britain’).
  • The event will be hosted and chaired by SCCJR’s Fergus McNeill.


If you would like to register to attend this event please do so via this link SCCJR ‘Just About… Gypsy, Roma and Traveller People and Criminal Justice’ Tickets, Tue 1 Jun 2021 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

We will promote the series via our Twitter feed @TheSCCJR

Photo credit: Deborah Freeman, Flickr


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