25 September 2019

2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar Linda Mussell co-authored an article in The Conversation focusing on remorse and the performance of emotion in cases involving dangerous offenders.

"The key message is that courts and the legal system, along with the helpful hand of the media, imagine some folks as worthier of condemnation simply because of how they interpret the defendant’s ability to emote (or fail to emote) feelings."

The full article is available here.

Linda Mussell is a doctoral candidate in political studies at Queen's University who is passionate about prison justice and decolonizing research. Her work is focused on breaking cycles of intergenerational incarceration in countries grappling with colonial legacies, specifically Canada, Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Linda Mussell

Handing Over The Keys: Intergenerational Legacies of Incarceration Policy in Canada, Australia, and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

2019 Scholars