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Working Title of PhD: Media reporting of deaths in custody in Britain

Year commenced PhD study: 2017 Institution/Organisation: University of Glasgow

Funding Source (if any) Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Full or part-time: Full-time

PhD Supervisors: Dr Sarah Armstrong and Dr Catherine Happer

Synopsis of PhD: This research investigates the media reporting of deaths in custodial settings in Britain from 1991-2015. The project is empirical and uses data from different sources. The first phase of the project uses content analysis to analyse news reports sampled from several points in the time period of interest. This part of the research has mapped the coverage of incidents over time, investigating representations of those who have died and the authorities and institutions involved. The second phase of the research aims to engage with the actors involved in shaping and producing the news. This phase constructs several in-depth case studies of reporting based on the analysis of documentary evidence, together with interviews with those involved in shaping the news.

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Institution:

University of Glasgow

Address:

Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
Ivy Lodge
63 Gibson Street
Glasgow
G12 8LR

Research Themes

Punishment, Citizenship and Communities

Policing and Security

Law, Policy and Practice

October 2021

Fact Sheet: 15 years of FAI determinations for deaths in custody

As part of the Nothing to See Here? project this fact sheet is a summary of statistics based on analysis […]

October 2021

Nothing to See Here? Statistical Briefing

Nothing to See Here? Statistical Briefing on 15 years of Fatal Accident Inquiries into Deaths in Custody Authors: Professor Sarah […]

October 2021

A Defective System: Case Analysis of 15 years of FAI’s After Deaths in Prison

A Defective System: Case Analysis of 15 years of Fatal Accident Inquiries After Deaths in Prison Authors: Betsy Barkas, Linda […]

June 2021

Getting it right for families affected by imprisonment

Getting it right for families affected by imprisonment: Lessons from ten years of research This briefing paper draws on five […]

4th October 2021

Nothing to See Here? 15 years of FAI determinations for deaths in custody

A research team based at the University of Glasgow has investigated 196 Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAI) that were held as […]

3rd December 2020

Scotland in Lockdown

The “Health and social impacts of Covid-19 in Scotland” study aims to understand how the response to Covid-19 including lockdown […]

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