Will McMahon, Deputy Director at the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, discusses the background to the event ‘Challenging state and corporate impunity: Is accountability possible?’ being held on 19 June this year.
How Violent is Britain?
The latest issue of our magazine, Criminal Justice Matters is out now. Edited by Dr David Whyte of Liverpool University, this edition has a special focus on 'How violent is Britain?'.
We have made the following articles free to access via our website:
David Faulkner 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 University of Oxford Centre for Criminology and with various voluntary organisations. It concludes with some suggestions relating to issues which government and the criminal justice services have to face today, and those are the basis of this article.
Nina Vaswani describes the findings from her research.
David Whyte argues that challenging the violence of public institutions and corporations, means challenging their state-given right to commit violence with impunity
David Whyte introduces this issue of cjm
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.
Amongst the topical and comment articles, Nina Vaswani reports on her research findings on how bereavement affects young men in custody; Mari-Helen Maras discusses the unexplored underworld of cyberspace and David Faulkner offers advice for an incoming government.
The Centre's Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, summarises the discussions which took place at our recent roundtable event.
In the sixth in a series of posts in advance of this week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr Vicki Sentas of UNSW Australia argues that the war on terror has generated a pattern of extrajudicial killings, rendition and torture.
In the fifth of a series of posts in advance of this week's How Violent is Britain? conference Dr David Stuckler of the University of Oxford and Dr Sarah Steele of Queen Mary, University of London, argue that dog-whistle immigration politics runs counter to the principles by which the National Health Service was originally established.