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Criminology

by Martin Glynn  |  2nd June 2020

In this short 'Lessons from Lockdown' podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Martin Glynn, criminologist, on lessons government should be learning at this time around crime and race.…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 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

by Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings  |  24th March 2020

Based on Decriminalising Abortion in the UK, edited by Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around abortion, the likely impact of decriminalisation and how to ensure effective regulation afterwards.…Read more

by Gary Craig  |  16th March 2020

Gary Craig, co-editor of 'The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice' looks at the extent of modern slavery, who is affected and what needs to be done. …Read more

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by John Kendall  |  24th February 2020

In our latest policy briefing, based on his book Regulating Police Detention, John Kendall covers key messages and policy recommendations around regulating police conduct in custody blocks.…Read more

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Eris' story is taken from Degrees of Freedom, edited by Rod Earle and James Mehigan, which documents the vital work done by The Open University in the development of prison education.…Read more

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by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  28th January 2020

Rebecca Tomlinson, Commissioning Editor, shows how the Key Themes in Policing series addresses the huge challenges that the police service in England and Wales is facing in the current political and economic climate.…Read more

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by Fiona Vera-Gray  |  25th November 2019

Today is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women which marks the start of 16 days of activism to end violence against women. With international events raising awareness about the impact of sexual violence, it’s a good time to think through how the dominance of ‘trauma’ might actually hide the full extent Read More

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by James Treadwell and Adam Lynes  |  16th October 2019

The term ‘crime’ may appear, at least at first glance, a rather simplistic concept in which particular images and ideas spring to mind. We often ask students to provide an example of what exactly constitutes a ‘crime’ and on almost all occasions responses include such criminal acts as serial murder, mass shootings, contract killings and Read More