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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

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.

Policy Press

Contemporary Intersectional Criminology in the UK

Examining the Boundaries of Intersectionality and Crime

Edited by Jane Healy and Ben Colliver

In the first collection of its kind, criminology experts demonstrate the value of applying intersectionality as theory, framework and methodology in research. They explore applications including race, gender and age alongside a range of experiences relating to harm, hate crimes and offending, to shed new light on the causes and effects of crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Challenges in Mental Health and Policing

Key Themes and Perspectives

Police officers deal with mental illness-related incidents on an almost daily basis. Ian Cummins explores the policy failures that have led to this situation, and considers how the individuals in police officers’ care should be supported by community mental health agencies.

Policy Press

Injustice and Prophecy in the Age of Mass Incarceration

The Politics of Sanity

Why do the UK and US disproportionately incarcerate the mentally ill? Via multiple re-framings of the question—theological, socioeconomic, and psychological— Andrew Skotnicki diagnoses a "persecution of the prophetic" at the heart of the contemporary penal system and society more broadly.

Bristol Uni Press

Chasing the Mafia

'Ndrangheta, Memories and Journeys

The ‘ndrangheta is one of wealthiest and most powerful criminal organizations today. Combining autobiography, travel ethnography, memoir, and investigative journalism, this book provides a global outlook on the ‘ndrangheta, taking the reader to small villages and locations in Italy and in different countries around the world.

Bristol Uni Press

Crime and Investigative Reporting in the UK

Drawing on interviews with journalists and police officers, this is the first ethnographic study of crime news reporting in the UK for over 25 years. It shows the impediments to crime reporting that exist in the aftermath of the Leveson Report and considers the future of investigative journalism non-profits.

Policy Press

Boys, Childhood Domestic Abuse and Gang Involvement

Violence at Home, Violence On-Road

Previously overlooked in domestic violence and abuse policy and practice, Jade Levell offers radical insights into the lives of young boys in DVA-affected households.

Showing how boys in this context navigate their journey to manhood, including gang involvement, the book makes practice recommendations for supporting these ‘hidden victims’.

Bristol Uni Press

Human Trafficking in the Era of Global Migration

Unraveling the Impact of Neoliberal Economic Policy

This book explores the global social issues that contribute to human trafficking in three countries – Cambodia, Bolivia and The Gambia - using a new theoretical framework and innovative methodology that considers their similarities and unique histories.

Bristol Uni Press

Redemptive Criminology

Challenging concepts and practices of rehabilitation, this text draws on criminology, philosophy and theology to develop a theory of ‘redemptive criminology’ that could revolutionise the rehabilitation system. It offers new insights into punishment and retribution and explores the connections between victims, perpetrators and the community.

Bristol Uni Press

Case Studies of Famous Trials and the Construction of Guilt and Innocence

From the trials of Oscar Pistorius to O. J. Simpson and Michael Jackson, this innovative book provides a critical review of 11 high profile criminal cases. It delivers an accessible examination of the sociological and psychological processes underpinning the construction of guilt and innocence in criminal trials, the media and wider society.

Bristol Uni Press

The Policing Mind

Developing Trauma Resilience for a New Era

How does it feel to be a police officer? Jessica Miller uses the most recent neuroscience and real-life examples to explore risks to individual resilience. A compulsory read for anyone with an interest in policing, the book offers practical resilience techniques and policy recommendations for police officers facing crime in a post-COVID world.

Policy Press