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Just Humans

Nov 24, 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. 

Cara's research focuses on the impact of imprisonment on family and relationships and recently...

Dec 18, 2020

Exceptionalism: Dr Louise Brangan  

Our colleague Dr Louise Brangan from the University of Stirling was recently awarded the prestigious British Society of Criminology’s Brian Williams prize for her article, ‘Civilizing Imprisonment: The Limits of Scottish Penal Exceptionalism.’

It got us thinking about...

Dec 2, 2020

Connection: Professor Laura Piacentini

Seldom has there been a time in history where human connection has meant more, but can we stay connected with one another and our work under these conditions? 
To help us answer these questions Alistair Fraser is joined by our guest, Laura Piacentini, who is a Professor...

Nov 18, 2020

Translation: Dr Phil Crockett Thomas

When we think about translation we usually think of translating from one language to another but research is an act of translation too. Often you are translating an experience, a conversation or observation into quotes and tables. Maybe there’s a better way of doing this?


Nov 5, 2020

Just Humans: Darkness with Dr Anna Souhami

Our first episode is about darkness with Dr Anna Souhami, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Edinburgh.

Anna takes us on an audio trip to Shetland, around 200 miles north of the Scottish mainland, where she researched policing on the periphery and discovered...