• Wednesday
    January
    23rd

    Criminal & Social Justice

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH211a

    Speaker : Elaine Ferguson, University of Glasgow

    - Discussing research into the preventative detention of 'dangerous' offenders in Scotland

    The seminar, informed by Elaine’s Doctoral studies is entitled: Hard Treatment: Punishing Dangerousness in Scotland’s High-Risk Offender Sentencing Framework

    Abstract: Scotland operates what might be termed a “dual pathway” indeterminate sentencing framework for dangerous offenders: that is, persons who have been assessed as being at high risk of (repeat) serious violent and/or sexual offending. Those found to be suffering from a mental disorder thought likely to benefit from detention and treatment in hospital may be sentenced to such detention and compelled to receive treatment. For those whose offending is not thought to be connected to a treatable mental disorder, the High Court of Justiciary has, since 2005, had the power to pass a special sentence of life imprisonment known as the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR). The OLR is somewhat different from other sentences in that its imposition is based substantially on the outcome of a statutory risk assessment-based pre-sentencing procedures – it is imposed specifically to prevent future offending, rather than to punish the offence for which the offender falls to be sentenced. As of April 2018, 165 people are subject to an OLR, and only two have progressed to the community on licence. Despite this, the OLR has attracted relatively little academic attention. This paper, which is drawn from doctoral research, will present the origins of the OLR and discuss its implementation. Particular attention will be paid to the role of risk assessment in the pre-sentencing procedure, and some tentative suggestions for reform will be made. For context, it will also be necessary to undertake some brief discussion of the other disposals that may be considered part of the dangerous offender sentencing framework.

    We hope to see as many of you as possible

  • Wednesday
    February
    13th

    Children & Young People & Families

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH213b

    SpeakerDr Maggie Grant, University of Stirling & Adoption and Fostering Alliance

    - British Chinese Adoption Study: the lifelong impact of international adoption for women adopted from China 

     

  • Wednesday
    March
    6th

    Criminal & Social Justice 2

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH213b

    Speaker : Fern Gillon, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice

    Presenting her research entitled "Early and Effective Intervention in Scottish Youth Justice : Benevolent Intentions, Unintended Consequences".

  • Wednesday
    March
    27th

    Health & Wellbeing

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH226A

    Speaker : Gillian Macintyre

    Citizenship recovery and mental health - Developing a model of citizenshp for Scotland

  • Wednesday
    December
    5th

    Citizenship & Communities

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH218

    Speaker : Chris Deeming, University of Strathclyde 

    - Changing attitudes towards welfare 1985-2016:findings from five rounds of the International Social Survey Programme Role of government survey

  • Wednesday
    October
    24th

    Citizenship & Communities

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH227a

    Speaker : Robert Rogerson, Future Cities

    - Intramuras, Manila and the hospitable city : connecting heritage, tourism and communities

  • Wednesday
    November
    14th

    Health & Wellbeing

     

    Time : 12 noon - 1 pm

    Venue : Lord Hope Building, LH218

    Speaker : Ian Greener

    Health funding and health outcomes : what difference does the type and level of funding make to health outcomes? A QCA analysis