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A row of police with riot shields
by Ross Deuchar Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik  |  30th April 2021

Based on 'Police–Community Relations in Times of Crisis: Decay and Reform in the Post-Ferguson Era', by Ross Deuchar, Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how to create a shared understanding of the nuances to police-community relations.…Read more

Silhouette of gun and hands up
by Amy Beddows  |  29th April 2021

Amy Beddows explores the thorny issue of our enjoyment of true crime books, documentaries and podcasts. Acknowledging the dangers of feeding the cycle of gendered violence, she nevertheless argues for its benefits. …Read more

Drawing of woman holding a red umbrella
by Raven Bowen  |  23rd April 2021

Raven Bowen, author of 'Work, Money and Duality', examines the ostracisation and criminalisation of the UK’s sex industry workers, and warns that this is a signal for a growing attempt to control wider sections of the populace. …Read more

Man holding sign saying 'We demand the right to protest'

Mike Hough, author of 'Good Policing', assesses the Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, and questions the legitimacy of its provisions on public demonstrations and custodial sentencing.…Read more

Flowers and sign left for Sarah Everard

Aisha Gill calls out ineffective and fragmented policing, gender-biased court processes and austerity for the crisis of violence against women and girls.…Read more

Writing on wall saying 'protect women now'

Veronica Oakeshott from Drive, an organisation which challenges and supports perpetrators to change, explains what is needed, beyond funding and criminal justice, to end the UK epidemic of violence against women and girls.…Read more

Timelapse of lights leaving trails
by Clare McGlynn and Kelly Johnson  |  24th March 2021

Based on Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws, by Clare McGlynn and Kelly Johnson, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around cyberflashing to support proposals to criminalise cyberflashing as a sexual offence in English law.…Read more

Woman walking along a street and looking over her shoulder
by Fiona Vera-Gray  |  11th March 2021

Fiona Vera-Gray, author of 'The Right Amount of Panic', talks about Sarah Everard and how we blame women for never having the ‘right’ amount of panic.…Read more

Statue of Margaret Thatcher in Westminster

Ian Cummins, author of 'Welfare and Punishment', presents an analysis of the punitive turn since 1979 that has resulted in a huge increase in the prison population and a shredding of the welfare safety net.…Read more

'Home sweet home' written on a bricked up window

Why are Black and minority ethnic women at particular risk of domestic abuse during lockdown? Launching the report 'Domestic violence during the lockdown: the needs of Black and minoritised communities during the pandemic', Aisha K. Gill and Sundari Anitha outline the issues specific to minority women, from forced marriage, rejection by refuges and reduced contact with support agencies. …Read more