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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

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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

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Launching his book ‘A Criminology of Narrative Fiction’, Rafe McGregor explains why crime fiction, even though often clichéd, has a value to criminologists in its depiction of the causes of crime and social harm.…Read more

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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

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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

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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

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by Bridget Harris and Laura Vitis  |  24th November 2020

With minimal diversity in tech companies, is it a surprise that inequalities and biases are embedded in technology, and potential impacts on women often overlooked by developers? Bridget Harris and Laura Vitis examine tech abuse and how women are using tech to fight back.…Read more

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by Hannah Bows and Bianca Fileborn  |  23rd November 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Hannah Bows from Durham University and Bianca Fileborn from the University of Melbourne, guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence - Space, Place and Gender-Based Violence.…Read more

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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

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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