Blogs

How far have we really come in our attitude towards poverty and debt?

Engaging Marginalised Children: Improving Preventative Intervention in Youth Justice

Realist research funded by the Nuffield Foundation has highlighted the importance of ‘child first’ environments and intervention design for achieving positive outcomes, particularly for marginalised children who are given community sentences in the Youth Justice System. The project was conducted by a multi-disciplinary team, led by Professor Steve Case, with Dr Mark Monaghan and Dr…

Punishing poverty in public spaces: living within a Public Spaces Protection Order

Dr Vicky Heap, Dr Alex Black and Dr Chris Devany Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) prompted concern and criticism from human rights organisations and criminologists when they were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014). In short, a PSPO can place behavioural restrictions upon a designated area of public space. If those…

The School to Prison Pipeline: A UK Perspective

at the University of Birmingham (7 November 2022) as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences We hosted a very lively and insightful event on The School to Prison Pipeline: A UK Perspectiveat the University of Birmingham campus on a rainy Monday evening (in November!). We were delighted to see so many attendees engaged…

What it means to be ‘tough on crime’

Poverty causes crime. People can argue about what constitutes ‘poverty’ or what it means for something to be a ‘cause of crime’, but it takes a special form of denial to pretend this powerful link is not there. It helps, of course, to articulate the various ways in which poverty insidiously punishes those caught in…

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.

%d bloggers like this: