It has take me a little longer to write this post due to the whirlwind of activity since the conference. However, I wanted to reflect on what was a very positive and academically stimulating conference. This years conference was organised by Sheffield Hallam University. They did an excellent job with both the postgraduate conference and the… Continue reading British Society of Criminology Conference, Creative Criminology & Punishing Women
Innovative research methods with children and young people, Cardiff University (25/4/16). Last week, Charlene and I attended an interesting and thought provoking methodology conference at Cardiff University. This was really one of those events where you thank your lucky stars the call for papers graced your inbox. Every single presentation gave you the gift of… Continue reading CYPInnovResMethods16 – Cardiff University 25th April 2016
Currently I am juggling a number of projects; including a pilot study, gaining access at a different organisation for my new study, a number of conferences up and down the country, and a separate study altogether with REALab and the Whitworth. However, amongst all these distractions I am also still reading for my PhD and… Continue reading Doing Participatory Action Reserch
Earlier this month HMI Probation produced a report in to the delivery of unpaid work. The report found that the overall quality of unpaid work varied significantly between the six Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) examined during June and July 2015, with a lack of dominant model for best practise in the delivery of community service… Continue reading Transforming Rehabilitation – For the better?
The few months following graduation and beginning my MA have been hectic to say the least. However, now things are beginning to calm down I have begun reflecting upon my final year and how I can make use of my experiences. I have written and posted about my sociology dissertation and then about the research… Continue reading How to survive a student placement.
So my last blog post was an introduction to a talk I gave recently about my observations from studying graffiti in Stoke-on-Trent and Valparaiso, Chile. Todays blog has almost sprung out of that one really. When considering graffiti as community action, a huge part of what it means to be graffiti artist and part of… Continue reading Rethinking graffiti – as deviance
I didn’t write a post yesterday, as I wasn’t sure I had much to say. It was Sunday and Valparaiso was very quiet. As such I had a lazy day, walked to one of the patios and read a book (The art of racing in the rain, by Garth Stein. I cried my eyes out!).… Continue reading Day 7 ‘easy like Sunday morning..’