Every three days

“Over the ten years from 2009 to 2018, at least 1,425 women were killed by men in the UK. This means that a man killed a woman every three days.”

27 November 2020

Online abuse of women a form of violence

Online abuse directed at women who debate feminist politics should be treated as a form of violence, claims new research published in The British Journal of Criminology.

The research – by Ruth Lewis, Michael Rowe and Clare Wiper of Northumbria University – found that most of the women they surveyed had 'experienced multiple types of abuse and almost half...

11 January 2017

Violent crime rising since 2009

Violent crime has increased in recent years, Professor Sylvia Walby explained last week to a packed audience at this year's Eve Saville memorial lecture. The rise, she added, has been driven by increases in domestic violent cime and violent crime against women.


18 April 2016

Masculinities, hegemony, and structural violence

Paul Crawshaw, Alex Scott-Samuel, and Debbi Stanistreet discuss masculinity and harm. (This article is republished from issue 81, September 2009 of Criminal Justice Matters) Health inequalities continue to be a pressing issue for governments and communities in the Western developed nations. Recent...
cjm 102: And finally...

Violent crime. Up for women, down for men

Bookings are now open for this year's Eve Saville memorial lecture, to be delivered by Professor Sylvia Walby, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research at Lancaster University.

At the lecture, in London on 12 April, Professor Walby will present ground-...

29 January 2016

Breaking the silence: Listening to women in criminal justice

The traumatic personal experiences of criminalised people often go unnoticed. Their experiences are ignored; their needs minimised; their support and treatment an afterthought.

Through the publication of short articles, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies are providing a space for...

16 December 2015

'People who are serious, insist on something'

Betty Makoni, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Child Network World Wide shared her inspirational story at the recent Justice Matters for Women conference in London on 20 May 2015. 

You can see her powerful speech on her work as a human rights activist against gender based violence...

27 May 2015