22nd August 2022

Minimising Vicarious Trauma in the Conduct of Research: Workshop

We will first take an exploratory and critical look at vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and how this can impact writing and research processes. The session concludes with practical strategies that researchers can implement to minimise the impacts of VT.

29th June 2022

Cars, Compounds and Containers: Judicial and Extrajudicial Infrastructures of Punishment in the ‘Old’ and ‘New’ South Africa – Prof Gail Super, University of Toronto

This work examines how specific forms of penal violence (banishment, expulsions, corporal punishment, lethal collective violence, kidnapping etc.) in marginalized informal (shack) settlements in South Africa.

29th June 2022

Teaching Criminology: A Teacher’s Perspective

The session assumes a critical stance towards criminology as a taught subject, identifying its many strands, its often divergent and contradictory goals, pressures posed by teaching in different contexts, and the changes in teaching approaches and practices that occur over time.

1st June 2022

Tales from La Catedral: The Narco and the Reconfiguration of Prison Social Order in Colombia – Prof Manuel Iturralde

Focusing on Colombia, through the case study of Pablo Escobar and La Catedral, this workshop discusses the ways in which the Narco plays similar roles to those performed by prison groups, gangs and the State in prison.


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