Redefining criminality

This briefing by David Ellis and David Whyte is the second of two briefings the Centre has published on public attitudes to questionable conduct by the state, corporations and individuals.
David Ellis and David Whyte
25 July 2016

A real equality before the law

‘Rehabilitation’ is difficult to define when applied to criminal justice. Re-integration, re-settlement or re-entry are often used instead of re-habilitation. Yet all these terms imply that those...

Professor Pat Carlen
19 December 2013

Farepak victims speak out

Victims of the Farepak collapse are demanding compensation, better regulation and for key figures in Farepak to be held to account for their actions. Some 150,000 savers lost an estimated £50 million when the Christmas hamper scheme collapsed in October 2006. The research, carried out by Dr Basia...
Dr Basia Spalek and Sam King
19 November 2007

Criminal obsessions: Why harm matters more than crime (2nd edition)

The contributors show how social harm relates to social and economic inequalities that are at the heart of the liberal state. This second edition of Criminal obsessions includes an additional essay by Simon Pemberton in which he develops theoretically the concept of social harm and discusses the...