14th March 2023

Bail, pre-trial detention: comparing legal systems and legal cultures?

At around 15 per 100,000, Ireland has a comparatively low rate of pre-trial detention in European terms. Drawing on comparative research with seven other EU countries and the UK, this workshop explores the role of legal culture in explaining this comparatively restrained use of pre-trial detention.

7th February 2023

Agonism, Palimpsests, and Thinking About Penal Change

The talk examines the curious stability of outdoor penal labour in California in the 20th century against a shifting social and penal field.

30th September 2022

Penalities of the Global South: An Indian Case Study

Dr Brown draws on ethnographic empirical work with two hunting nomadic groups in India by two of the co-authors who are working with the Kheria Sabar community in Purulia district in West Bengal and Pardhi community in Mumbai.

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.


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