8 episodes

This series on crime and offender management features Professor of Criminology & Social Work Fergus McNeill.

Punishment & Society University of Glasgow

    • Education

This series on crime and offender management features Professor of Criminology & Social Work Fergus McNeill.

    • video
    Introducing the sociology of punishment

    Introducing the sociology of punishment

    This lecture examines current theoretical developments in the sociology of punishment and demonstrates how they affect policy in relation to key areas like sentencing, criminal justice social work, imprisonment, and punishment of women.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    • video
    Punishment and penology: contemporary perspectives

    Punishment and penology: contemporary perspectives

    Professor McNeil talks through some key recent texts in the field of punishment and penology, from David Garland's 'Culture of Control' to Louc Wacquant's 'Punishing the Poor'.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    • video
    Dispensing punishments: courts and sentencing

    Dispensing punishments: courts and sentencing

    Professor McNeill discusses sentencing with Professor Neil Hutton, former Dean of Law at the University of Strathclyde and pre-eminent scholar in the field.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    • video
    Punishment in society

    Punishment in society

    After a brief discussion of fines and financial penalties, based around the book 'The Currency of Justice' by Pat O'Malley, Professor McNeill invites a practitioner response from a social worker from Glasgow City Council to a paper he has co-authored on community sanctions.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    • video
    Prisons: historical and contemporary perspectives

    Prisons: historical and contemporary perspectives

    This lecture features University of Edinburgh Professor of Criminology Richard Sparks speaking on the historical and contemporary perspectives around prisons.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    • video
    Death: the ultimate penalty

    Death: the ultimate penalty

    Professor McNeill discusses the death penalty.

    • 41 min

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