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Crime, Punishment and Faith in Change by Prof Fergus McNeill

Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and in Sociology.  Before working in academia he worked in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal justice social worker.  This is a podcast of a talk he gave exploring the issues of crime, punishment and concepts of rehabilitation. Read more

Consuming Education; BERA Panel on Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors

On the 8th of November 2018, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) held a conference at Liverpool John Moores University on the theme of ‘Transitions: Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors‘.  I (Alex Dunedin) was lucky enough to be invited to both take part in a panel discussion on the themes and to submit a paper.  Read more

Disclosure and Social Work; A Barrier to a Second Chance? One Story Amongst the Many by David Anderson

What follows is a personal testimony, it is an account of my experience of so-called ‘care’ from a Local Authority in Scotland and my journey away from crime to a settled and productive life. It documents the difficulties I experienced when being subject to the disclosure system in Scotland whereby previous convictions must be exposed when applying for certain jobs. Read more