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by Tina Sikka  |  29th May 2020

Tina Sikka discusses the disproportionate way COVID-19 is impacting Black and other minority ethnic communities, and how we have to make sure these statistics are not used to perpetuate erroneous assumptions about innate group differences.…Read more

by Hartley Dean  |  22nd May 2020

Hartley Dean, author of 'Understanding Human Need', explores what it means to be human and whether we need to reframe what human need means.…Read more

by Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs  |  20th May 2020

Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs, authors of 'Social Divisions and Later Life', show that COVID-19 is like a magnifying glass, amplifying but not fundamentally altering the chronology of life and death nor the impact of social divisions.  …Read more

Laura Dean, author of 'Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia', discusses whether current human trafficking policies are effective, and how they might be improved. There is an accompanying policy briefing to this piece. …Read more

Based on Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia, by Laura Dean, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around human trafficking policies in Eurasia.…Read more

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic and data storyteller looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black Art and the Criminological Imagination', out in 2021. An audio version of this blog piece is available on Soundcloud, Apple and Spotify.…Read more

by Amanda Grenier Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten  |  11th May 2020

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten, editors of 'Precarity and Ageing', examine some of the challenges facing older people, with particular focus on the precariousness that can come with old age.…Read more

by Susan Halford  |  5th May 2020

Susan Halford, BSA president, explores the sociological dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis that are becoming increasingly apparent.…Read more

by Catherine Casson Mark Casson John Lee and Katie Phillips  |  4th May 2020

Katie Phillips, John S. Lee, Mark Casson and Catherine Casson, authors of 'Compassionate Capitalism', show how entrepreneurs in medieval Cambridge were practising social responsibility, offering lessons we can learn in relation to contemporary challenges.…Read more

by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  21st April 2020

Rebecca Tomlinson, Commissioning Editor for Criminology at Bristol University Press, highlights key titles that contribute to the research on the environment and green criminology.…Read more