People Within the Criminal Justice System

With Graeme Roger

Working with referrals from Moray Council‘s Criminal Justice Team, this collaborative work explores and reflects on people’s journey through the Criminal Justice System.  This involved working with a cross-section of people from across the Moray region at various stages following their court sentence.

Warning: These podcasts discuss social justice and resilience, touching on areas including, but not exclusive to crime, trauma and abuse in their various forms.

The Podcasts were created in partnership with the Moray Council Criminal Justice Team who were key in supporting individuals in sharing their stories and experiences of being in the criminal justice system and with Community Payback Orders.

The Justice team in Moray were keen to explore and develop a trauma-informed approach to support individuals who had found themselves within the criminal justice system.

Poor mental health and trauma are significant underlying factors for many individuals who find themselves within the criminal justice system.  The podcast project supported a focus not on the offence but an attempt to understand the person behind it in a person-centered approach promoting storytelling and meaning-making.

The resulting conversations were conducted by Graeme Roger and Dave Martin and at times a member of the Criminal Justice team was present to support the people involved. This resource was also created in collaboration with students from the Fair Access programmes.

Graeme Roger is a visual artist working across film, public art, performance, photography, installation & theatre.  All his projects are collaborative in nature with other artists, musicians, directors and the wider community.  Recent projects included residencies with NHS Grampian and with local authorities, his work has been shown nationally and internationally. 

Graeme is a recipient of the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award for lens-based art and has creates video design for theatre including for The National Theatre of Scotland.  Since 2009 he has led the Eden Court digi team on the Scottish Government’s ‘Cashback for Creativity’ program which focuses on providing creative opportunities for young people outwith mainstream education or who face barriers in participation