A respectable professional “She smart, really smart, but doesn’t make the best decisions”. Brian displays that contradictory mix of glee and frustration when he recounts Claire’s story.… Read more “A story about gender, class and crime”
Crime, justice and conceptual problems.
Conceptual frameworks are the underpinning for any line of enquiry. They frame and constrain available options. They are the foundations on which thoughts, ideas and discussions are… Read more “Crime, justice and conceptual problems.”
Interview with PrisonStorm
“PrisonStorm” has grown to become perhaps the most progressive Twitter open debate on the state of the prisons in England and Wales. To coincide with the launch… Read more “Interview with PrisonStorm”
Making a radical film about crime and prison, while being a convict.
Injustice is, in the tradition of the Director’s radical film-making, a somewhat incidental film. It was inspired by my own conviction, punishment, and what I experienced therein.… Read more “Making a radical film about crime and prison, while being a convict.”
Understanding crime: Realism doesn’t belong to the right!
Guest blog from Prof Steve Hall Over the years social science has made a lot of noise about its ability to shatter the myths that constitute popular… Read more “Understanding crime: Realism doesn’t belong to the right!”
Crime, common sense, and the view from inside
Crime is one of those areas ruled by ignorance. Despite decades of research and millions of words written, the political and media hysteria over crime has ensured… Read more “Crime, common sense, and the view from inside”
Criminology, crime and aetiology
Many years ago a criminology student thrust a word into my limited vocabulary – aetiology. I’d not heard of the term back then, but it perfectly captured… Read more “Criminology, crime and aetiology”