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The Community Justice Learning Team and the Transformative Justice Research Cluster from the University of Portsmouth's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) are proud to be hosting a virtual symposium style event for HMPPS Insights. These two 90 minute events will showcase research and innovation from the department and will allow for discussion with the presenters.

Please join us on Wednesday 11th November for following virtual symposiums:

10:00 - 11:30a.m.

Join Dr Aaron Pycroft and Megan Coghlan as they discuss Forgiveness in Rehabilitation and Barriers to Desistance. Cody Porter and Laura Haggar will present their research regarding Public perceptions of the employment of offenders, whilst Michela Scalpello will share insights from her involvement in an International study on prison employability.


12:00 - 1:30p.m

Join Dr Hannah Baumer share findings from her PhD research exploring the ways that exercise can be used as a positive tool to promote a healthy environment for men in prisons. Lauren Stevens will discuss findings from her ethnographic research on the impact of imprisonment on families. Julie Eden and Laura Haggar will highlight their research exploring women’s experiences of Probation; resettlement and community interventions. They will also discuss their experience of the dual role of practitioner/researchers.

To attend the event, please register below. This will be an online event and the webinar link will be available on the online event page.


Any questions please email


Please note that this is a UoP staff and student only event.

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