Cara Hunter (she/her)

Thesis title: The politics of Scottish Imprisonment, 1999-2020


University of Edinburgh:

LLB Law Hons (2017)

Msc Criminology and Criminal Justice, With Distinction (2019)

T.B. Smith Prize for Most Distinguished Scholar graduating from the LLM or MSc postgraduate degrees (2019) 


Undergraduate teaching

UG Tutor

 - Intro to Criminology

 - Introduction to Global crime and justice

 - Sociology 1a

2023 EUSA Teaching Awards Nominee for Intro to Criminology and Intro to Global Crime and Justice

Peer Tutor Mentor

Research summary

Penal Politics - Imprisonment - Scotland

Knowledge exchange

Hunter, C.L.C, McNeill, F. & Tripkovic, M. (2023) Criminal disenfranchisement: Developments in, and lessons from, Scotland. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 00 , 1-19. 

Current project grants

ESRC Studentship

Conference details

Co-host of Workshop and Chatham House Rules discussion on prisoner dis/enfranchisement in Scotland (2022)

Papers delivered

Dis/enfranchisement in Scotland: a discussion paper (2022)

The Scottish Prison Service as a character in the tale of Scottish justice (2023) 

Interviewee narratives and the dynamics of the Scottish penal field: A story told through Tarot (2023)

Dangerous imaginaries: Scottish pasts and Scottish futures? (2023)