Hate Crime Research Group Webinar: ‘The Experiences of Deaf Prisoners, Inside Prison and After Release’

Wednesday 31 January 2024, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm GMT, online (UK)


This webinar will focus on “The experiences of Deaf prisoners, inside prison and after release” with Dr Laura Kelly-Corless, University of Central Lancashire and Dr Daniel Mcculloch, Open University*

Chaired by Dr Irene Zempi, Lead of the NTU Hate Crime Research Group and Chair of the BSC Hate Crime Network.

Deaf people experience disproportionate amounts of pain and suffering in prisons in a myriad of ways – for example, through increased isolation, exclusion and loneliness. In addition, after their release from prison, their experiences of resettlement are often marked by a sense of having to navigate a post-prison system designed for hearing people, whilst simultaneously facing exclusion from the Deaf community. In this presentation, we explore some of the issues faced by d/Deaf people inside of prison from our previous research projects, and by Deaf people after release from prison from our current British Academy funded research.

*Laura Kelly-Corless is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Central Lancashire. Her research focuses significantly on the experiences of d/Deaf people in the criminal justice system and beyond. She is also interested in the role of the arts in engendering positive change, creative research methods and abolitionist perspectives.

Daniel McCulloch is a Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy at The Open University. His research interests relate the to experiences of d/Deaf people in the criminal justice system, the stories of people experiencing homelessness, and critical perspectives on participatory visual methods.


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/bschatecrimenetwork/1031746?

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