Crime & Punishment

Digital storytelling/heritage collection

Crime & Punishment is a digital storytelling heritage collection project, focusing on the heritage of incarceration, exploring public memories and understandings of penal regulation/social justice. 

The project encouraged young people to visit historical sites, buildings that used to be prison sites, consult library collections, archives and on-line learning resources in order to acquire an awareness of the evolving nature of social justice and to produce a collection of digital stories exploring notions of social justice, punishment and crime.

The work was lead by Bridge+Tunnel Voices and made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by match funding from the Community Foundation and Awards for All. Project partners included Space 2 Youth Centre, Sangini, Newcastle University, Durham University and Bridge + Tunnel Productions.

You can find out more about this project through the Crime & Punishment website.