Justice, Insecurity & Fair Decision Making

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Browse our latest events, project highlights and blog posts below. If you would like to feature your work on our page, please email justice-irt@glasgow.ac.uk.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Teaching for Digital Justice, Fairness and Inclusion

This project responds to the challenges and opportunities young people face in a fast-paced digitally connected world. We are interested in the ways that digital citizenship is enacted in secondary schools across the UK, as well as in the day-to-day life of schools - from setting homework through virtual learning environments, to using biometric data to store students’ lunch money... [read more]

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Sites of Justice: Archive, Art and Street Protest

What form does justice take when juridical mechanisms such as courts are not available or tainted by proximity to political violence? In addition to legal justice-making, alternative sites of justice-making proliferate, from archives to street protests. This project uses an ethnographic approach to investigate such plural forms of justice-making... [read more]

What Justice, Insecurity & Fair Decision Making means to me

Our aim is to lead and facilitate social science research that explores justice and fair decision making - from formal criminal and civic justice systems and human rights frameworks, to people's understanding of these concepts. Research at Glasgow also explores how concepts of justice and fairness are situated in different contexts, for example global corporations, education, migration, political economy, and armed conflict. 

Watch these short videos from our theme leaders and discover what the Justice, Insecurity and Fair Decision Making theme means to them and their research.

Justice, Insecurity & Fair Decision Making to me...

David Lundie

Religious and secular worldviews, value pluralism and moral education. Drawing on philosophical, anthropological and sociological perspectives to understand complex decision multi-agency decision-making, particularly for young people.

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Marguerite Schinkel

Marguerite’s research focuses on criminal justice. In her PhD and post-doc research she explored how prison sentences are given meaning by those who undergo them. More recently, she has explored the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on penal experiences in Scotland. Besides the lived experience of punishment, she is interested in how people escape cycles of harm, the places and spaces that help/hinder this, and alternatives to criminal justice.

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Nicole Busby

Nicole is an expert in equality law with particular interests in gendered inequalities, particularly in relation to paid work and unpaid care, the use of social and economic rights to achieve social justice and access to justice more generally. She is interested in how lived experience can influence law and policymaking and the use of legal processes. She undertakes academic research with civil society organisations to critique law and policy from a user’s perspective and has recently been investigating the application of Fineman’s Vulnerability Theory in these contexts.

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Yingru Li

With a concern for social justice and human rights, Yingru is interested in research that could have policy significance and impacts on the practice of corporate accountability for human rights and sustainable economy. In translating the theoretical concerns to the practice, she is closely engaged in projects that explore human rights issues in the corporate world and how to mobilize businesses to be “better” and more responsible.

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