Publication

Redefining corruption

In this briefing, Dr David Ellis and Professor David Whyte reveal the results of a survey that finds widespread public disquiet at collusive relationships between government and big business.
By 
David Ellis and David Whyte
3 May 2016
Publication

Challenging state and corporate impunity

On 19 June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool co-hosted the conference Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible? This publication presents edited transcripts of the...
By 
Will McMahon, David Whyte, Suresh Grover, Tony Bunyan, Sarah Lamble, Deborah Hargreaves, Ewa Jasiewicz
23 November 2015
News

The state and corporations: Is accountability possible?

In June 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies co-hosted the 'Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?' conference in London.

Conference speakers and participants discussed the challenges involved in holding state and corporate institutions to...

6 October 2015
Comment

Imagining accountability in police, business and politics

Imagine there was a popular movement to wipe out inequality and corruption in business, politics and the police in a major city in Europe. Imagine that a Mayor was elected who immediately declared...

By 
Professor David Whyte
1 June 2015
News

How corrupt is Britain?

Dr David Whyte of the University of Liverpool brings together a wide range of leading commentators and campaigners, offering a series of troubling answers, in his forthcoming book to be released on 20 March 2015 and published by...

18 February 2015
Publication

Challenging the legitimate right to violence

David Whyte argues that challenging the violence of public institutions and corporations, means challenging their state-given right to commit violence with impunity The meaning of violence, if we distil it to its purest form, is the use of physical force to damage or destroy. In legal systems, the...
cjm 98: How violent is Britain?
Comment

How corrupt is Britain?

What is it we mean when we talk about 'corruption'? The World Bank's definition of corruption, probably the most widely used is simply 'the abuse of public office for private gain'. This is the...

By 
Dr David Whyte
30 April 2013