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The Research Journal

A Reflective Tool for Your First Independent Research Project

This brilliant book is a great guide for students undertaking their first piece of independent research. Regular critical reflection is an invaluable tool for helping you gain new insights, deal with practical issues as they arise and develop your understanding. This book gets you started in the habit of using a research journal.

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Researching the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Critical Blueprint for the Social Sciences

Challenging social science’s established orthodoxies, this book is a call for academia to embrace new theoretical frameworks and research methods to better understand the reality of life in a post-Covid world.

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Reshaping probation and prisons

The new offender management framework

The Government has embarked on a programme of radical reform for the probation and prison services with the setting up of a National Offender Management Service (NOMS). This groundbreaking volume takes a critical look at the different aspects of the NOMS proposals, at a time when the Government is still working out the detail of its reforms. 

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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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Restorative Justice for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Drawing on interviews with survivors, this book gives a voice to survivors and illuminates how restorative justice processes can meet their justice needs. With a unique focus on the people around the survivor rather than on the abuser, it offers radical solutions for the development of restorative justice programs and policy initiatives.

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Revisiting Moral Panics

Drawing on the popular Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) seminar series, this book examines social issues and anxieties, and the solutions to them, through the concept of moral panic.

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Revisiting the 'Ideal Victim'

Developments in Critical Victimology

Edited by Marian Duggan

Nils Christie’s (1986) seminal work on the ‘Ideal Victim’ is reproduced in full in this edited collection of vibrant and provocative essays that respond to and update the concept from a range of thematic positions.

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The Right Amount of Panic

How Women Trade Freedom for Safety

With real-life accounts of women’s experiences, and based on the author’s original research, this book challenges the culture of victim-blaming and shows how much energy women put into avoiding sexual violence in public spaces.

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The Rise of the Right

English Nationalism and the Transformation of Working-Class Politics

This book is the first to offer an uncompromising look at the English Defence League (EDL), aiming to alter thinking about working-class politics and the rise of right-wing nationalism in de-industrialised English towns and cities.

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Risk and Rehabilitation

Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Problems in the Criminal Justice System

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Secrets and Silence

Child Sex Abuse from Cleveland to Savile and Beyond

Secrets and Silence reveals that the enquiry that followed the Cleveland child abuse scandal of 1987 was a cover-up. Doctors were discouraged and social workers disempowered - a legacy that leads all the way to the current Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Securing respect

Behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour in the UK

Edited by Andrew Millie

"Securing respect" contains essays from leading academics in the field that consider the origins, current interpretations and possible future for the Respect Agenda. It explores various policy and theoretical discourses relating to 'respect', behavioural expectations and anti-social behaviour.

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