11th May 2015

robinson_robin_021-120x180The SCCJR is delighted to welcome Professor Robin A. Robinson, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, to the SCCJR today for a two-week visit.

Prof Robinson’s work concerns gender, crime, and justice – specifically, girls in care and correctional systems. Her Visiting Fellowship focuses upon a project that will provide systematic consideration of how the clinical phenomenon of vicarious trauma (VT) affects staff who work with girls in such facilities and systems, and how VT challenges the foundations of treatment that staff must provide for troubled and troublesome girls in conflict with their families, communities, and the law.