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Desert Island Discs - Professor Phil Scraton

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Desert Island Discs - Professor Phil Scraton Reply with quote

Thoroughly enjoyed this edition of DID. So much to admire (for me) in this man.

Professor Phil Scraton is Professor Emeritus at the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast. A criminologist and author, he's director of the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative and was lead researcher of the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

Born into a working class family in Wallasey in the Wirral in 1949, he attended a seminary at the age of 12. Deciding the religious life was not for him he worked as a bus conductor before attending Liverpool University where he read Sociology.

His early work with Travellers and Liverpool's black community led to an interest in deaths in custody and prison conditions. Then, following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 he would spend the next 28 years researching and writing about the disaster - his book Hillsborough: The Truth was first published in 1999. The Hillsborough Independent Panel's 2012 report led to a second inquest which concluded in April 2016 that the 96 people who died had been unlawfully killed and that fans behaviour had not contributed to the disaster in any way.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvytz

One of his choices...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0
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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard quite a lot of it and it was interesting but I didn't care for his music choices except for Gerry.
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Angela W



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Desert Island Discs - Professor Phil Scraton Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Thoroughly enjoyed this edition of DID. So much to admire (for me) in this man.

Professor Phil Scraton is Professor Emeritus at the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast. A criminologist and author, he's director of the Childhood, Transition and Social Justice Initiative and was lead researcher of the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

Born into a working class family in Wallasey in the Wirral in 1949, he attended a seminary at the age of 12. Deciding the religious life was not for him he worked as a bus conductor before attending Liverpool University where he read Sociology.

His early work with Travellers and Liverpool's black community led to an interest in deaths in custody and prison conditions. Then, following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 he would spend the next 28 years researching and writing about the disaster - his book Hillsborough: The Truth was first published in 1999. The Hillsborough Independent Panel's 2012 report led to a second inquest which concluded in April 2016 that the 96 people who died had been unlawfully killed and that fans behaviour had not contributed to the disaster in any way.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvytz

One of his choices...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV5_LQArLa0


I completely agree Becky and I thought it was one of the best Desert Island Discs programmes I have heard.
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