The law rarely holds powerful individuals to account. The Grenfell disaster is unlikely to be different, argue Steve Tombs and David Whyte
Vickie Cooper and David Whyte argue most people still don't understand the true scale of the human cost that austerity has unleashed
In The Violence of Austerity, Dr Victoria Cooper and Professor David Whyte, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre, bring together the voices of experts to show that rather than stimulating economic growth, austerity policies have led to a dismantling of the social systems that operated as a buffer against economic hardship, exposing austerity to be a form of systematic violence.
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Visiting Fellows work with the Centre's trustees and staff in furtherance of the our strategic goals and our Fellows' particular areas of interest.
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.
Corrupt companies should face a corporate ‘death penalty’, corporate probation or public shaming, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies proposes today. The report – 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 joy riding.
Iraqi oil money fuelled 'endemic corruption' in the UK and the US, argues David Whyte
The publication of the Chilcott report has prompted fresh discussion on whether the war was legally justified and whether Tony Blair and other key figures could face prosecution for war crimes.
Writing in the British Journal of Criminology (BJC) in 2007, Professor David Whyte of the University of Liverpool focused on the aftermath of the war.
A letter by our Deputy Director, Will McMahon, was published in The Guardian newspaper last Thursday.
He was responding to an article by the columnist Aditya Chakrabortty, which argued that corruption was not the preserve of developing countries.