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Citizenship: What are the challenges of engaging marginalised populations within inclusive communities?

Date: Wednesday 05 April 2017
Venue: Heart of the Campus

Time: 5–6:30PM

The Sheffield Institute of Policy Studies is hosting a seminar on 'Citizenship: What are the challenges of engaging marginalised populations within inclusive communities?' on 5 April 2017 from 5pm.

"Essentially societies that do not believe that offenders can change will get offenders who do not believe that they can change" (Maruna, 2001, p.166)

'Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' was a mantra of the Blair government as it has been for politicians of all hues when seeking votes. The reality is much more complex with many of those involved in the criminal justice system experiencing significant levels of trauma, mental health problems and addictions, as well as complex life histories of abuse, looked-after care and homelessness. The seminar will address the narrower question of the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders but embed this within a wider context of the citizenship and inclusion of vulnerable and stigmatised groups. All of the speakers will discuss innovative approaches to addressing the problems of exclusion and reintegration and will discuss the implications for what it means to be an 'active citizen'.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday 5 April 2017 between 5pm and 6:30pm in the Heart of the Campus building lecture theatre at Sheffield Hallam University's Collegiate Crescent Campus. Refreshments will be available from 4.30pm.

The seminar will feature contributions from:

  • Graham Beck, Governor of HMP Kirkham, the largest open prison in the UK
  • Professor David Best, Professor of Criminology in the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at SHU, and Associate Professor of Addiction Science at Monash University, Melbourne
  • Dr Jennifer Sloan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at SHU, and an expert in the reintegration of offenders
  • Sergeant Steve Hodgkins – Lancashire Constabulary and Founder of Jobs, Friends & Houses CIC, will speak on citizenship and the rehabilitation of vulnerable populations

All are welcome. Booking is essential.

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