News

New research: link between online hate speech with real-world hate crime

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...

14 October 2019
News

New project - Violence: prevention, public health and social justice

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.

The Centre's Research Director, Roger Grimshaw, will be leading the project. 

For more information please visit our project page.

16 April 2019
Project

Violence: prevention, public health and social justice

The aim of this project is to outline a framework for determining how violence reduction for everyone can be effectively achieved.

We will review the state of evidence about ways of reducing violence and consider how a public health approach can deal with the causes of harmful behaviours. In this context, we plan to assess levels of violence in recent years and to consider how far investment in public health interventions has...
Comment

Ambiguous endings to a supervisory experience

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...

By 
Mike Guilfoyle
1 April 2019
News

Centre's director on Talk Radio

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...

21 August 2019
News

This week in media appearances

It's been a busy week for our Director, Richard Garside, who has given his comments on a range of criminal justice issues. 

In Tuesday's GuardianRichard drew light on the geographical clustering of knife violence in an article by Jamie Grierson...

8 March 2019
Comment

Beneath county lines

County lines refers to the extension of drug supply from urban into rural and other settings. Adopting the analysis of the National Crime Agency (NCA), the construction of public discussion about...

By 
Roger Grimshaw
20 February 2019