Out now: Our July eBulletin

Friday, 29 July 2016


Comment on Justice and Home Secretary appointments
Our Director, Richard Garside, comments on the recent appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary and Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. 

Will MPs follow the public mood
Our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, in an online article, considers the next steps for decriminalising drugs in the wake of the recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health. 

Death penalty for corrupt companies
Corrupt companies should face a corporate ‘death penalty’, corporate probation or public shaming, a new report proposes. Redefining Criminality by Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool, reveals that the public consider the crimes of the powerful to be as serious as, or worse than, everyday crimes such as handling stolen goods or joyriding.

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Bring a suitcase!
Iraqi oil money fuelled endemic corruption in the UK and US, argues David Whyte.

Memoirs of a probation officer
Read Mike Guilfoyle's latest reflection from his time as a probation officer. This time he talks about supervising 'Serena'.

The July issue of the British Journal of Criminology is out now 
Volume 56 issue 4 is now availableIt includes articles on the working culture of covert policing, over-reporting of intimate partner violence in Australian survey research, and differential punishment of similar behaviour.


Gendered violence in activist communities
This event on Wednesday 21 September will mark the launch of a report and toolkit by the Salvage Research Project about gendered violence in activist communities. Their research explores harm, violence and abuse experienced by women, non-binary and transgender people in radical activist communities in the UK. It will include a panel discussion of the key findings and implications for action and social justice.

Criminal justice since 2015: What happened? What next?
This conference, on Wednesday,19 October, will review criminal justice developments across the UK since the 2015 UK General Election, consider the implications of the 2016 regional assembly elections, and look ahead to emerging criminal justice challenges across the four UK regions.


Check out this survey result from the recently published Redefining criminality report, by Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte.


'I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored.'
Donald Trump speaking at the Republican Party Convention

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