Just Talk: Is there life after state punishment?

Episode 5


Season 2

20th April 2022 | Professor Fergus McNeill | 1:05

In this special podcast episode we got four amazing criminologists together to discuss the question, ‘is there life after state punishment?’

Professor Fergus McNeill and Dr Marguerite Schinkel from the University of Glasgow are joined by Dr Reuben Jonathan Miller, University of Chicago and Professor Shadd Maruna, Queen’s University Belfast.

This episode was also filmed so if you’d prefer to watch the conversation head over to the SCCJR YouTube channel.

A special thank you to Sean H and Donna Maciocia for supplying their song ‘Rewind‘ taken from the EP ‘Looking at Colours Again’ which is part of the Distant Voices project at Vox Liminis.


Photo by Matthew Ansley on Unsplash

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8th December 2021

Work: Dr Hannah Graham

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Friends: Dr Lisa Bradley and Dr Nughmana Mirza

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24th November 2021

Family: Dr Cara Jardine

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.