Family: Dr Cara Jardine

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Season 2

24th November 2021 | Dr Cara Jardine | 30:07

Our colleague, or should that be ‘sister’ of SCCJR, Dr Cara Jardine, Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, joins our host Ali Fraser to help kick off Season 2 of the Just Humans podcast.

Cara’s research focuses on the impact of imprisonment on family and relationships and recently published her book, ‘Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties’. 

Cara and Ali talk about family as a verb, what prisons can do to help families connect and we hear Sophie’s story who is a young mum trying to keep her family together while Kian is in prison.

Special thanks to Bella McOuat who voiced the words of Sophie’s story,

Hosted Dr Alistair Fraser, Director of SCCJR

Produced & Edited by Rachelle Cobain, Communications Officer at SCCJR.

Follow Cara on twitter via: @Cara_J_Says

Music: ‘Rewind’ by Donna Maciocia and Sean H available to download from the Distant Voices EP ‘Looking at Colours Again’.

Visit our website: www.sccjr.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter @TheSCCJR

Other Season 2 episodes

20th April 2022

Just Talk: Is there life after state punishment?

BONUS EPISODE 'Is there life after state punishment?' with Fergus McNeill, Marguerite Schinkel, Reuben Jonathan Miller and Shadd Maruna.

15th December 2021

Networks: Dr Ben Collier

We used to say look at the stars to feel how small you are, today we need just look at our phones. As we type into them the network pulses and our secrets are hoarded by the algorithm. We must ask, are we human or are we data?

8th December 2021

Work: Dr Hannah Graham

Some of us have started to return to the office and in doing so we are relearning how to connect with our colleagues and professional networks.

30th November 2021

Friends: Dr Lisa Bradley and Dr Nughmana Mirza

SCCJR besties Lisa and Nughmana first met when doing their PhD's at the University of Glasgow and soon found they had a lot in common; their research interests, having busy home lives with young kids, wanting to do academia differently and a shared love of chatting over cake and coffee.