Seminar with Alan Staff (CEO of Apex Scotland)

Start date and time

Wednesday 16 October 2019


Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)

The School of Applied Sciences will be welcoming Alan Staff, CEO of Apex Scotland) to discuss 'Policy, populism and politics - uneasy bedfellows'.

In this talk, organised by Dr Alex McIntyre, Alan will discuss the conflicting pressures on justice policy, and ask whether it is possible to bring together the seemingly contradictory aims of punishment, rehabilitation, public protection and public perceptions of justice into a modern and effective system of social control. He will draw on the experience of Apex and former Napier students working with them, around meeting the needs of people with Schedule 1 offences and question whether the aspiration of re-integration and normalisation for people with convictions disregards the practical impact of the sentence.