Hellfire or Paradise? Researching Muslims in Prison

Hellfire or Paradise? Researching Muslims in Prison
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Organizing Institution: Events Team, University of Salford
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: May 7, 2024 (18:00)
End Date: May 7, 2024 (20:00 BST)
Cost: Free
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Chapman Building – Salford – United Kingdom

Professor Muzammil Quraishi has been researching Muslim populations and their experiences of victimization, offending and imprisonment in the UK and international contexts for nearly three decades. In this inaugural lecture he will:

· introduce how he developed his criminological interest in this area and why he thinks it remains important for academia, practitioners and wider society;

· discuss core findings from his pioneering research;

· identify the challenges and rewards of prison-based research.

Professor Muzammil Quraishi

Muzammil joined the University of Salford in 2002 as the first full-time Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice prior to which he had been Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER), at the University of Warwick. He was awarded his PhD without revisions from the University of Wales, Bangor in 2003 with a thesis entitled ‘Muslims and Crime: A Comparative Criminological Study of South Asian Muslims in Britain and Pakistan’. His research centres upon crime and victimology amongst Muslim populations, particularly within prison contexts and is amongst the first criminologists in the UK to have researched this area. His research and teaching interests include countering discrimination, comparative criminology and the confluence of faith and criminal justice. His methodological leanings are qualitative as inspired by Critical Race Theory and Critical Criminology. He is author and co-author of many internationally significant publications in his field including contributions to criminology in Malaysia, researching racism, research methodologies and Islam in prison. He is currently co-investigator on a large-scale international project in collaboration with Cardiff University examining conversion to Islam in Prison in the UK & USA. As an expert in his field, he has supervised 11 doctoral candidates to completion and examined 13 PhDs on a range of topics including domestic violence, community policing and violence in prison. Furthermore, He has provided expert advice to a range of organisations including the Ministry of Justice, European Union, House of Lords, Greater Manchester Police, Lancashire Constabulary, HMPPS, HMIPP and the current Independent Commission on UK Counter-Terrorism Law, Policy & Practice. He co-leads the School of Health & Society’s research theme on ‘Criminal Justice, Deviance & Victimology’ which brings together multi-disciplinary scholars and practitioners interested in achieving better outcomes for those who experience or work in criminal justice systems.

Registration is from 5.30pm with the lecture starting promptly at 6pm.

There will be no recording or livestream of this lecture.

If you have any questions or access requirements please get in touch with the Events Team on [email protected] or 0161 295 2313.

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Peel Park Campus University of Salford
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