Populist calls for more police cannot deliver popular reductions in violence, argue Irvin Waller and Jeffrey Bradley
Vickie Cooper and David Whyte argue most people still don't understand the true scale of the human cost that austerity has unleashed
In The Violence of Austerity, Dr Victoria Cooper and Professor David Whyte, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre, bring together the voices of experts to show that rather than stimulating economic growth, austerity policies have led to a dismantling of the social systems that operated as a buffer against economic hardship, exposing austerity to be a form of systematic violence.
London's Metropolitan Police are playing 'nudge and wink politics' over police budgets, our Director, Richard Garside told this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme.
His comments came in response to last week's claim by the Met's Assistant Commissioner, Martin Hewitt, that it 'would be... naive... to say that if you cut a significant amount out of an organisation, you don’t have any consequences'.
Last week we collaborated with The Sunday Times on an investigation into the rise in hospital admissions for stab wounds (£).
In the twelve months to April 2016, 4,054 people were admitted to hospitals in England as a result of injuries with sharp objects. In the previous year the figure was 3,590.
Criminal justice challenges require collaborative working across disciplines, with active academic-practitioner partnerships, argues Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
The latest issue of The British Journal of Criminology is now available online.
Focusing on the topic of violence, the articles explore a wide range of responses to different forms of violence;
A joint report from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years. Despite indications that homicide rates decreased by 16% globally between 2000 and 2012, the report states that violence remains widespread.
The Centre's Research and Policy Assistant, Matt Ford, summarises the discussions which took place at our recent roundtable event.