CODI 2016: Hug a Thug

August 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
£8 (£6 concession)

Hug a Thug

Do you think the criminal justice system is a soft touch?

Do you think that prisons make life too easy for criminals?

Would you like to bring back hanging?

Then this show is for you! Leading youth criminal justice researchers Lesley McAra and Susan McVie will bring you the stories of prisoners, many of whom committed crimes from a young age. You will also have the chance to design your ideal prison. Will they challenge your preconceptions about crime and punishment?

Leave wanting to hug a thug, or your money back!


Lesley McAra, Chair of Penology and Assistant Principal Community Relations; Susan McVie, Professor of Quantitative Criminology; both are from the University of Edinburgh.

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Find out more about the show on the 25 Days of CoDI blog here: 

25 Days of CoDI: Day 21