9th February 2010

SCCJR, working with a range of colleagues, has successfully secured support from the Institute for Advanced Studies to develop a programme of enquiry and knowledge exchange on the topic of Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions: Human Rights and Social Justice.  The programme will run from April – September 2010. 

The core objective of the programme will be to draw upon international knowledge and expertise to critically assess cross cultural responses to lawbreaking by women with a particular emphasis upon human rights and social justice. The programme will focus upon comparative experiences of community sanctions for women, an area that has received relatively little academic and policy attention. In doing so it will draw on, and extend, existing academic debates about women’s imprisonment and human rights, and provide a forum for academics, practitioners and policy makers to participate in the development of knowledge for policy, practice and research.


For further information see http://www.instituteforadvancedstudies.org.uk/NewsFeatures/Announcements.aspx

Programme team

Professor Gill McIvor, University of Stirling and Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)
Dr Margaret Malloch, University of Stirling and SCCJR
Dr Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology
Dr Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside
Dr Linda Moore, Social and Policy Research Institute, University of Ulster
Dr Shoshana Pollack, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Professor Elena Larrauri, Faculty of Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice