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How accountable is Britain?

In 2013 the Centre held a joint conference with the University of Liverpool entitled 'How Corrupt is Britain?'. The event focused on corruption in policing, government and public institutions, and...

By 
Will McMahon
11 May 2015
Publication

Advice for an incoming government

David Faulkne r offers recommendations based on his personal experiences Servant of the Crown tells the story of criminal justice and public service reform as I saw it during my time as a Home Office civil servant, with later reflections based on my work as a Senior Research Associate at the...
cjm 98: How violent is Britain?
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Bereavement among young men in prison

Nina Vaswani describes the findings from her research. Bereavement is an inevitable part of life and learning how to cope with loss is therefore an important life skill for young people and adults alike. Worden's (1983) theory of bereavement processing, outlines four tasks that must be accomplished...
cjm 98: How violent is Britain?
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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?
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Editorial: How violent is Britain?

David Whyte introduces this issue of cjm The articles in this themed issue of cjm focus on institutional violence. Many of the articles in this section were contributions to the conference organised by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and the University of Liverpool on 15 May this year: ‘...
cjm 98: How violent is Britain?
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cjm 98: How violent is Britain?

Following the conference in Liverpool earlier this year in May, this December 2014 issue focusses on ‘How violent is Britain?’. David Whyte gathers contributions from those who spoke at the conference, including Vickie Cooper, Victoria Canning, Will Jackson and Helen Monk, and Barry Goldson...
Criminal Justice Matters
17 November 2014
Comment

Is austerity an act of violence?

Identifying violence?

On 10 September the Centre held a roundtable discussion on the extent to which we can understand austerity policies as acts of violence against...

By 
Matt Ford
11 September 2014
Comment

Police violence at anti-fracking protests

In November 2013 at Barton Moss on the outskirts of Salford, IGas, a company specialising in onshore extraction of oil and gas, began...

By 
Dr Will Jackson
12 May 2014