Criminology Society event: Injustice screening and panel discussion, 7 November


Our Criminology Society are holding a screening of Injustice, a film about the UK prison system. Over to Lidia and Giulia, the President and Vice President of the society, to explain more...

Hello everyone! 

As you might, or might not, have heard from us at the Welcome Fair, on Wednesday 7 November we will be screening the documentary Injustice

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with some of our expert Law and Criminology staff, including Louise Hewitt, Dr Alexandra Fanghanel, Dr Richard Wild, Dr Michael Fiddler and Dr Camille Stengel as chair. 

The film was the subject of an interesting controversy. The film-maker, who had made the film under a pseudonym, was publicly revealed to be Dr Lee Salter by a group of academics at the Open University, who mobilised to cancel a screening of Injustice that was scheduled to take place on their university grounds (for further information, Dr Julia Downes explains her position in this blog post).

Dr Salter was fired from the University of Sussex for committing a crime and subsequently becoming involved with the criminal justice system. You can find more information on the film website and blog, including a post that explains his rationale for remaining anonymous.

This is a unique opportunity to watch this documentary, and the panel discussion is an amazing way to dive deeper into the issues covered in the documentary as well as the controversies that followed it.

The event will take place in QA065, 15:00-17:00. To book a place, visit the event page.

You can also click attending on the Facebook event and like our Criminology Society page to make sure you're always up to date on what we've got going on.

Hope to see you there, 

Lidia Stoica and Giulia Terragni