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A deafening silence

Hidden violence against women and children

This book analyses male violence against women and children, and the mechanisms society develops to push it out of sight.

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Degrees of Freedom

Prison Education at The Open University

The first authoritative volume to look back on the last 50 years of The Open University providing higher education to those in prison, this unique book gives voice to ex-prisoners whose lives have been transformed by the education they received, offering vivid personal testimonies, reflective vignettes and academic analysis of education in prison.

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Demonising the Other

The Criminalisation of Morality

Throughout history there has always been an ‘other’, often based on culture, race, gender or class, that has been demonised by the majority. Whitehead challenges the idea that this is an inevitable fact of life. This important book offers a resolution that benefits society as a whole rather than just the powerful few.

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Designing Prostitution Policy

Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

The book offers a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level.

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Deviance and inequality in Japan

Japanese youth and foreign migrants

This book explores state controls in Japan, focusing on the interrelation of inequality and deviance of youth and migrant groups which leads to crime.

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Disproportionate Minority Contact and Racism in the US

How We Failed Children of Color

Drawing on original data, this book addresses the issue of color-blind racism through an examination of the circular logic used by the juvenile justice system to criminalize non-White youth. It calls for a need to understand racial inequality in the justice system from a structural perspective rather than simply at the level of individual bias.

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Disrupting Rape Culture

Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Despite the rise in research and public awareness about rape culture and gendered violence, it remains a serious problem. Using case studies from the US and UK this book explains how it happens, what it means and how it can be contested.

Bristol Uni Press

Domestic Violence and Sexuality

What's Love Got to Do with It?

The first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, challenging the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice.

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Educational Transitions and Social Justice

Understanding Upper Secondary School Choices in Urban Contexts

Edited by Aina Tarabini

Drawing on qualitative analysis in Barcelona and Madrid, this book explores upper secondary educational transitions in urban contexts, the different political, institutional and subjective dimensions of these transitions and the multiple mechanisms of inequality that traverse them.

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Environmental Harm

An Eco-Justice Perspective

A systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. It features examples and illustrations from many national contexts.

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European White-Collar Crime

Exploring the Nature of European Realities

Presenting an original series of provocative essays, this book offers a European framing of white-collar crime. Experts from different countries foreground what is unique, innovative, or different about white-collar and corporate crimes that are so strongly connected to Europe.

Bristol Uni Press

Evidence versus politics

Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?

This book provides a new model for evidence-based policy in UK drug policy and will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.

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