Recently, I have been writing about trauma as a prelude to imprisonment, and reflecting on what kind of childhood experiences lie in the backgrounds of people sentenced to imprisonment.
Tougher criminal justice sanctions are often advocated by politicians who say this reflects public opinion on how to treat criminals, but this is only part of the story.
The latest post on the Oxford University Press blog examines the link between online hate speech and hate crime as it happens in the real world.
Researcher and blog post author, Professor Matthew Williams, has been conducting research in this area. His findings suggest that anti-Black and anti-Muslim hate speech online is linked to heightened racial and religious violence and harassment.
The post is a summary of an article by...
For the past five years, much of my work has focused on the harms associated with prohibitionist drug policies.
'Knife offenders will be treated like would-be jihadists under measures announced on Monday by Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, to crack down on violent crime.'...
Violence: prevention, public health and social justice - aims to outline a framework for determining how violence reduction for everyone can be effectively achieved. The project is being done in partnership with Unison.
Although it now seems like a distant reflection, I was minded to recall working with Paola (not her real name) whilst reading an impressively moving...
Our Director, Richard Garside, was interviewed on Talk Radio yesterday on far-right violence and the underlying causes of violence in society.
On underlying causes of violence, Richard said:
We know that societies that are more unequal in relation to power and money, are generally speaking more violent.
Watch the whole clip...
County lines refers to the extension of drug supply from urban into rural and other settings.
Susan McVie, Ellie Bates and Rebecca Pillinger recently published their research findings on violence reduction in Glasgow and London on the LSE blog.