Leading international experts on imprisonment gathered at a conference in Trinity College in Dublin looking at the theme of Reimagining Imprisonment in Europe. Hosted by the Jesuit centre for Faith and Justice, the conference considered common challenges, diverse policies and practice. In this three part series, Miriam Gormally speaks with three different speakers, all of whom have something interesting and new to bring to the field.
The first is Shadd Maruna, a professor of Justice and Human Development in the School of Law in Queen’s University in Belfast. He is author of the book Making Good, how ex convicts reform and rebuilt their lives, a book that was critically acclaimed as making an “outstanding contribution to Criminology”. Miriam began by asking him whether he expected such a reaction to his book.