Learning from the criminal past

This is a History Subject Spotlight with Dr Rose Wallis from University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study History.

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Join Dr Rose Wallis as she explores how we can use the past to evaluate society today, focusing on the UK's history of Youth Criminal Justice. She explains how we can use court records to learn about the lives of ordinary people, and how experiences of Criminal Justice deeply impact lives both in the past and today.

About University of the West of England - UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is an ambitious, progressive university based in one of the UK's most vibrant cities. The university is focused on solving future challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise. UWE Bristol encourages students to become original thinkers - set to break new boundaries and lead the way.

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Dr Rose Wallis

Dr Rose Wallis is Associate Professor of British Social History and Associate Director of the Regional History Centre at UWE. Rose's research is focused on the dynamic relationship between the law and society, with particular interests including 18th and 19th century criminal justice and criminal justice heritage, the English Magistracy, social protest, and regional government. She is Associate Director of the Regional History Centre at UWE, and consultant historian for Shire Hall historic courthouse museum. As a collaborative practitioner Rose works with heritage organisations and external partners to engage public audiences with historic research in ways that are meaningful in the present. Both her historical research and practice-led research has informed specialist taught modules on crime and criminal justice, public history and heritage in practice. Rose is widely published.

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