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Sun shining through blinds
by Julian House  |  10th December 2020

An update on the work of Julian House, Bristol University Press’s 2020 fundraising cause, outlining how COVID-19 has been an extra pressure on charities supporting victims of domestic abuse.…Read more

Woman taking a photo with police officers

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we spoke to criminologist Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, about what the principles and practices of good policing are and how - for policing to work better - it needs to be based on legitimacy and trust.…Read more

Stained glass window

Andrew Millie examines whether criminal justice could be improved by applying Christian values and questions why theology has not been tapped for the contribution it could make to meaningful rehabilitation of offenders and more effective social justice strategies.…Read more

Two police women on busy street
by Mike Hough  |  25th November 2020

Mike Hough, author of 'Good Policing, explains procedural justice theory and how winning over public trust relies on demonstrating respect and avoiding getting stuck in hard-power traps.…Read more

sun shining through a broken window
by Angela Marinari  |  16th November 2020

With just 1% of rapes successfully prosecuted, Angela Marinari explores the role of a different avenue for victims of sexual violence – restorative justice either with the abuser or those who enable the abuse.…Read more

stacked pile of pebbles on a beach
by Angela Marinari  |  16th November 2020

Based on Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, by Angela Marinari, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how restorative justice with enablers can provide survivors with a sense of justice and how a pyramid programme of restorative justice services can widen justice options for survivors.…Read more

Multiple television screens
by Rafe McGregor  |  18th September 2020

Rafe McGregor, author of 'A Criminology of Narrative Fiction', looks at what we learned about crime from narrative fiction as we watched and read more during lockdown.…Read more

Protest sign saying 'We will not be silenced'
by Rebecca Tomlinson  |  14th September 2020

Rebecca Tomlinson, our Commissioning Editor for Criminology, recommends books from our Criminology list on gendered violence and sex work.…Read more

Sign saying 'We need a change'
by Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan  |  7th August 2020

Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan discuss the parallels between the causes of sexual harassment and other forms of oppression, such as racism and discrimination, and how recommendations for how to address these issues can be more widely applied.…Read more

Police riot shields
by Danny Singh  |  5th August 2020

Danny Singh, author of 'Investigating Corruption in the Afghan Police Force', discusses police corruption and how its setting in a war-torn environment, such as Afghanistan, is often complex.…Read more