Criminology

by Robert McLean  |  21st August 2019

Based on Gangs, Drugs and (Dis)Organised Crime by Robert McLean, this briefing covers contemporary British gang activity at all levels with an emphasis on involvement in organised crime, and in particular the illegal supply of drugs. Policy recommendations include addressing the root causes of crime, adopting a strategy of support for members rather than gang Read More

by James Treadwell and Adam Lynes  |  18th April 2019

Did you know that, contrary to public belief, in the UK a life sentence does last for life? And that capital punishment in the UK was abolished for murder in 1965 but the Death Penalty was a legally defined punishment as late as 1998? 50 Facts Everyone Should Know About Crime and Punishment in Britain, Read More

by Alexandra Fanghanel  |  7th April 2019

In the middle of 2017, a postgraduate student walked into my office to speak to my colleague, announcing that he was about to share some sensitive information. I made moves to leave the room to give him some privacy. ‘No’, he said, ‘I want you to hear this, too’, and informed me that he was going to go on trial accused of rape. He wanted everybody to know, so that he could be transparent. So that we would understand, if he was upset in class sometimes, why this was.…Read more

by Allison Gray  |  9th January 2019

With A Handbook of Food Crime winning a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award, co-author Allison Gray explains what food crime is and why it can't be ignored.…Read more

In the light of #MeToo and similar campaigns, myths about sexual violence and domestic abuse must be explored. Rachel Fenton looks at why these myths are held and how they shape our perceptions of sexual violence.…Read more

Fiona Vera-Gray, author of The Right Amount of Panic, looks at how safety and freedom work together in women's lives.…Read more

Brenda Fitzpatrick writes a personal and powerful post about her experiences in Rwanda, what she saw and the stories she was told by survivors of ‘tactical rape’ in the immediate aftermath of the conflict in 1994.…Read more