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Criminal Justice

Aisha K. Gill, Professor of Criminology at the University of Roehampton, examines why the criminal justice system is failing to keep women safe, particularly those from racially minoritised communities.…Read more

by Andrew Coyle  |  18th November 2021

Andrew Coyle, author of Prisons of the World, considers an alternative approach to using prison as a form of social control for the marginalised people who make up the majority of offenders in today’s prisons around the world. …Read more

by Jenny Birchall and Shazia Choudhry  |  10th November 2021

Jenny Birchall and Shazia Choudhry report on their research on allegations of parental alienation and how the culture of the family courts reinforce these allegations and other gendered myths. …Read more

Shadow of child behind bars
by Ursula Kilkelly and Pat Bergin  |  2nd November 2021

Ursula Kilkelly and Pat Bergin note breaches of rights that still take place when children are detained, despite the special provisions in the UN CRC for children in conflict with the law, and the significant progress underway in Ireland. …Read more

belongings from a home on the pavement
by Bill McClanahan  |  4th October 2021

Bill McClanahan, author of ‘Visual Criminology’, argues how we must use images of evictions and police brutality to critically consider the state’s responsibility and the social conditions that are enabling them to take place.…Read more

by Victoria Pittman  |  17th September 2021

After five years of building the Bristol University Press brand, Victoria Pittman, Head of Commissioning, talks about the global expansion we have achieved. …Read more

Shadow of a person in a doorway.
by Laura A. Dean  |  30th July 2021

Laura A. Dean looks at how the pandemic has interrupted response networks for human trafficking and made people more vulnerable. …Read more

Barbed wire and flying birds

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Kirstine Szifris, author of ‘Philosophy Behind Bars’, about how philosophical thinking can be a way to encourage and enable growth and development in prison.…Read more

Hands doing cats cradle surrounded by birds.
by Kirstine Szifris  |  15th July 2021

Based on 'Philosophy Behind Bars' by Kirstine Szifris this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the importance of identity work in prison.…Read more

Medusa with swirled eye make-up.

‘Nothing about us, without us’. Elizabeth George from National ugly Mugs explains how The Source, by giving a voice to sex workers of colour, is the first step in understanding the experiences of the most marginalised in society. …Read more