Stories of justice from the people who make it. Brought to you by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.
Networks: Dr Ben Collier
Dr Ben Collier, University of Edinburgh, and his research team have been looking intently at how our governments and police are using online tactics to nudge and influence our behaviour as we surf the internet.
In his latest co-authored briefing paper for SCCJR he explores what these new 'influence' campaigns are doing and their impact, and raises important questions around public scrutiny and asks whether they could unintentionally be causing more harm than good?
Work: Dr Hannah Graham
Join us round the watercooler with our long-time friend and colleague, Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Stirling.
Hannah has established herself as a prominent public scholar who is never shy of raising her voice and speaking out about issues of crime and justice.
In this episode we learn more about how Hannah has developed her public voice, how to connect and support colleagues and why it's important to show up!
Friends: Dr Lisa Bradley and Dr Nughmana Mirza
SCCJR besties Lisa Bradley and Nughmana Mirza first met when doing their PhD's at the University of Glasgow and soon found they had a lot in common; their research interests, having busy home lives with young kids, wanting to do academia differently and a shared love of chatting over cake and coffee.
In this episode of Just Humans we look at how friendship can be viewed as a radical act within the academy and examine the ways in which it may enrich research and the people who make it.
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 and Ali talk about family as a verb, what prisons can do to help families connect and we hear Sophie's story who is a young mum trying to keep her family together while Kian is in prison.
Cara's latest book is called 'Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties'.
Exceptionalism: Dr Louise Brangan
For our final episode of the year, Dr Louise Brangan discusses exceptionalism with Dr Alistair Fraser.
Connection: Professor Laura Piacentini
In our third episode, Laura Piacentini, Professor of Criminology at the University of Strathclyde discusses forming connections in difficult circumstances.