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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

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

Landscapes of Hate

Tracing Spaces, Relations and Responses

Providing a much-needed perspective on exclusion and discrimination, this book offers a distinct geographical approach to the topic of hate studies. It illustrates the role of specific spaces and places in shaping hate crime, and highlights efforts to challenge cultures of hate.

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

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

Visiting Immigration Detention

Care and Cruelty in Australia’s Asylum Seeker Prisons

This study of immigration detention policy in Australia presents first-hand accounts of more than 70 people visiting and supporting asylum seekers. Documenting and theorising their experiences and treatment, it delivers new perspectives on the profound human costs of hardline immigration policy, both in Australia and beyond.

Bristol Uni 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