Publishing with Purpose
Criminology - Research
Change, Values and Leadership in Turbulent Times
This topical book compares the implications of restructuring in the UK and The Netherlands, also in the USA, regarding police systems, policing paradigms and research knowledge. The authors argue for developing confident leadership and also provide a comprehensive paradigm to chart policing in the future while retaining trust.
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.
An Empirical Study of Strategic Police Leadership
In this unique book, the authors present, for the first time, information from over a hundred strategic police leaders in 22 countries about how they are selected for high office, how they are held to account and what their views are on current and future challenges in policing.
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.
Women's Experiences of Drug Policy
Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, this book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies.
Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals
This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult–child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse.
Understanding Social Harm
This book is the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology and seeks to address these omissions and in doing so provide a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond.
Working with Vulnerable Groups in Research and Practice
This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. It examines the ways in which inclusion and collaboration in research can be enhanced among vulnerable participants, and shows how useful it can be with these groups.