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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

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

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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Responding to Hate Crime

The Case for Connecting Policy and Research

Bridging the gap between research and policy, this book provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration.

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Competition for Prisons

Public or Private?

This book re-assesses the benefits and failures of competition, how public and private prisons compare, the impact of competition on the public sector’s performance, and how well Government has managed this ‘quasi-market’.

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Women and Criminal Justice

From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

This book focuses on developments since the publication of the 2007 Corston Report into women and criminal justice. The challenges of working with women in the current climate also explored, translating lessons from good practice to policy development and recommending future directions arising from the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ plans.

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Reimagining Black Art and Criminology

A New Criminological Imagination

Martin Glynn explores the relevance black artistic contributions have for understanding crime and justice. Through art forms including black crime fiction, black theatre and black music, this book brings attention to marginalized perspectives within mainstream criminology.

Bristol Uni Press

Responding to Youth Violence through Youth Work

Drawing on the findings of a two-year European research project, this book presents a new model for responding meaningfully and effectively the 'problem' of how to respond to violence involving young people that continues to challenge youth workers and policy makers.

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Social Media Homicide Confessions

Stories of Killers and their Victims

The relationship between crime and social media has become an increasingly important topic. This unique book analyses what those involved in homicide do with social media. It investigates the practices of those involved and argues that confessions convey insights into the social and cultural context of contemporary homicide.

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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

Prisoners' Families, Emotions and Space

This original study of the lives of prisoners’ families adds a feminist perspective on the understanding of carceral geography. She relates the testimonies of families as they navigate new challenges, and measures the impact of imprisonment on their emotions, relationships, identities and experiences of spaces, both inside and outside prison.

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