The Centre for Criminology is hosting an evening reception on the 4th June  at which the Children Heard and Seen, Creative Competition entries will be exhibited and the final judging will take place. Children Heard and Seen, an Oxford based charity which provides support for children and partners of prisoners across the Thames Valley, has asked children to submit a drawing, photo, or piece of writing describing what it would be like to have a parent in prison, in order to create greater awareness and reduce the stigma which surrounds parental imprisonment. Shona Minson (DPhil Criminology) has worked alongside this organisation as she has conducted her research into the sentencing of mothers, and the Centre is delighted to support their work in this way