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Evidence versus politics

Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

This book provides a new model for evidence-based policy in UK drug policy and will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.

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Evidence-Based Skills in Criminal Justice

International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance

This book is the first to bring together international research on evidence-based skills and practices in probation and youth justice in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to working with ethnic minority service users, women and young people.

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Experiences in Researching Conflict and Violence

Fieldwork Interrupted

This collection explores the roles of emotion, violence, uncertainty, identity and positionality in doing research in and on conflict zones, as well as the complexity of methodological choices. It presents a nuanced view of conflict research that addresses the uncomfortable spaces of conflict research and the need for reflection on these issues.

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Experiences of Criminal Justice

Perspectives From Wales on a System in Crisis

Drawing on first-hand accounts of police officers, solicitors, barristers, prison workers, suspects, convicts and their families in South Wales, this book uncovers how austerity affects the everyday working of the criminal process.

Bristol Uni Press

Fake Goods, Real money

The Counterfeiting Business and its Financial Management

The books examines the financial and business structures of the counterfeiting business and considers how the internet and e-commerce present financial opportunities for counterfeiters. It explores ‘organised crime’ and criminal markets, digital technologies and cultural values and practices.

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Female Serial Killers in Social Context

Criminological Institutionalism and the Case of Mary Ann Cotton

This book explores how institutions such as the family, economy and religion shaped the environment and social integration of 19th century serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. It will equip criminologists with a methodological toolkit for performing institutional analysis.

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Femicide across Europe

Theory, Research and Prevention

This book is the first on femicide in Europe and presents the findings of a 4 year project discussing various aspects of femicide. It looks at the prevention programmes and comparative quantitative and qualitative data collection, as well as the impact of culture. It proposes the establishment of an European Observatory on Femicide.

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Foundations for offender management

Theory, law and policy for contemporary practice

'Offender management' for probation means continuing commitment to constructive work with individuals who break the law but in a changing multi-agency context. Providing a comprehensive introduction to criminal justice work, this book negotiates the structures set by law and policy.

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Foundations for Youth Justice

Positive Approaches to Practice

This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital.

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From dependency to work

Addressing the multiple needs of offenders with drug problems

This report presents an evaluation of a programme to integrate drug and alcohol treatment with mental health services, education, training and employment support. It provides an invaluable insight into the challenges and difficulties of integrating services in this way and highlights important lessons for central and regional government.

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Gangs, Drugs and (Dis)Organised Crime

Drawing upon unique empirical data based on interviews with high-profile ex-offenders and experts in the field, this book sheds new light on drug markets, organised crime and gangs in the UK. McLean sparks new debate on the subject, offering solutions and alternatives for how to best tackle gang violence.

Bristol Uni Press

Gangs, Drugs and Youth Adversity

Continuity and Change

Revisiting the young men interviewed in Deuchar’s original fieldwork in Glasgow, this dynamic book explores the evolving nature of gangs and the contemporary challenges affecting young people, including drug distribution, football-related bigotry and the mental health repercussions emerging from social media.

Bristol Uni Press