Month: April 2015

After HMP Inverclyde: where power lies in Scotland’s penal reform debate

Mike Nellis considers the wider challenges of penal reform in Scotland and in particular the implications for women who are affected by the justice system, following the HMP Inverclyde decision. His comments are prompted by the SCCCJ seminar held earlier

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STIR: prisoner arts magazine by prisoners for prisoners celebrates 10th issue

This blog post was contributed by the STIR editorial team based at HMP Shotts. The creative arts provide a valuable outlet for people from all walks of life. As a template for self-expression, they provide a constructive means for expressing

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SJM’s environmental crime and justice issue

Hazel Croall is consulting editor of the SJM, and theme editor of the special issue on environmental crime and justice published last month. She is also Professor Emerita at Glasgow Caledonian University. Continuing our series of editors’ posts, she reflects

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Women affected by the criminal justice system in Scotland: what next?

This is an extract from opening remarks by Professor Andrew Coyle CMG, former Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies, at a Consortium seminar on women affected by criminal justice, held in Edinburgh on the 1st April 2015. Once

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