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Conflict, security and peace

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Thomas Waldman, author of ‘Vicarious Warfare’, reviews the factors that have coalesced to make vicarious warfare so alluring to today’s US leaders, and outlines the devastating consequences both for ordinary civilians abroad and for US citizens themselves. …Read more

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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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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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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 Stuart Rees  |  21st September 2020

Stuart Rees, author of 'Cruelty or Humanity', discusses how poetry can contribute to research and how, via visions of justice, could change the world.…Read more

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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

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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

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by Kevin Albertson, Mary Corcoran and Jake Phillips  |  9th July 2020

Kevin Albertson, Mary Corcoran and Jake Phillips, editors of 'Marketisation and Privatisation in Criminal Justice', discuss the marketisation and privatisation in criminal justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more