20th June 2011

Sarah Armstrong and Beth Weaver received a highly commended award from the Howard League for Penal Reform on 14.06.11 for their research into ‘Users Views of Punishment’.  The award was presented as part of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s celebration of the work of academics and researchers whose work offers genuine new insights into the penal system through the introduction of its Research Medal. The research medal winners are Professor Shadd Maruna and Dr Anna King for their research entitled ‘Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal?: ‘Redeemability’ and the psychology of punitive public attitude’. This inaugural event, in memory of Lord Parmoor,   recognises the work of ‘new thinking and radical researchers who want to make an impact and change penal policy and practice through high quality research’ (http://www.howardleague.org/medal/).


The award winning research by Sarah Armstrong and Beth Weaver has been published in the form of two research reports for public access by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.


Armstrong, S. and Weaver, B. (2010) ‘What do the punished think of punishment: the comparative experience of short term prison sentences and community based punishment’ http://www.www.sccjr.ac.uk/pubs/User-Views-of-Punishment-The-comparative-experience-of-short-term-prison-sentences-and-communitybased-punishments/284


Weaver, B. and Armstrong, S. (2011) ‘Users Views of Punishment – The dynamics of community-based punishment: insider views from the outside’ http://www.www.sccjr.ac.uk/pubs/User-Views-of-Punishment-The-dynamics-of-communitybased-punishment-insider-views-from-the-outside/310

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