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Islam in Prison

Finding Faith, Freedom and Fraternity

This overview of Islam and prison provides a thorough understanding of Muslim prisoners’ experiences in Britain and Europe. It explores issues including conversion to Islam, rehabilitation and the extent to which prisons foster extremism, and gives practitioners and policy-makers ideas for better engagement and achieving positive outcomes.

Policy Press

Cultures of Cannabis Control

An International Comparison of Policy Making

The governance of illegal drug use is often subject to polarized debate, with political preferences seemingly driven by the need to appeal to populist fears. Based upon research with ‘elite’ insiders, David Brewster explores global cannabis policy approaches and offers future directions for policy making and comparative criminology.

Bristol Uni Press

Youth Crime Prevention and Sports

An Evaluation of Sport-Based Programmes and Their Effectiveness

Sports-based crime prevention programmes are increasingly popular world-wide but until now there has been very little research on their effectiveness. The authors analyse successful Positive Youth Development practices and their effectiveness in decreasing the risk of criminal involvement, giving recommendations for future policy and practice.

Bristol Uni Press

The Encyclopedia of Rural Crime

The key reference guide to rural crime and rural justice, this encyclopedia gives 70 concise and informative synopses of the key issues in rural crime, criminology, offending and victimisation, and both institutional and informal responses to rural crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Feminist Responses to Injustices of the State and its Institutions

Politics, Intervention, Resistance

From the denial of abortion rights in Northern Ireland to sexual violence in South Asian communities, this book offers a counter narrative to the criminal justice system’s failures towards women, mapping a feminist criminology for the 21st century.

Bristol Uni Press

Crime and Deviance in the Colleges

Elite Student Excess and Sexual Abuse

Timely and urgent, this book examines university culture regarding both sexual violence and excess in elite student societies. Taking a criminological and sociological perspective on the institutions, offenders and victims involved, the author recommends measures to improve crime prevention, accountability and the support for survivors.

Bristol Uni Press

Against Youth Violence

A Social Harm Perspective

Youth violence dominates headlines and politicians’ attention and many organisations invest considerable resources in an attempt to reduce it. This book examines how inequality and social harms drive such violence and highlights key future goals for policymakers, researchers and practitioners.

Bristol Uni Press

Geographies of Gender-Based Violence

A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

What role does physical and virtual space play in relation to gender-based violence? Experts from the Global North and South examine how spaces can facilitate or prevent GBV and showcase strategies for prevention and intervention from women and LGBTQ+ people.

Bristol Uni Press

Hate Crime Policy and Disability

From Vulnerability to Ableism

Outlining the key developments of the Disability Hate Crime policy agenda, this book analyses the contributions of activists, politicians, policy makers and criminal justice system practitioners and recommends progressive policy changes.

Bristol Uni Press

Gendered Perspectives on Preventing Violent Extremism

Women and 'Prevent'

The UK’s ‘Prevent’ strategy aims to prevent radicalisation and often engages with women as mothers; enlisted to watch over their families.

This book reveals how Prevent goes beyond counterterrorism, to fund projects such as support for victims of domestic violence and parenting courses, shaping wider engagement with women in society.

Bristol Uni Press

Rural Transformations and Rural Crime

International Critical Perspectives in Rural Criminology

In this first book in the Research in Rural Crime series, experts in rural criminology draw from theories of modernity, feminism, climate change, left realism and globalisation in a thought-provoking collection of essays.

Bristol Uni Press

Experiences of the Sex Industry

Using extensive data from a large Home Office project on the sex industry, this anthology presents the individual stories of a diverse range of sex workers and buyers in England and Wales.

Bristol Uni Press