Elizabeth Yardley

Dr Elizabeth Yardley is Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Her research explores unusual types of homicide and the social context in which these crimes occur. She has successfully publicised her research to a wide range of people via her blogposts on contemporary criminological issues at http://blogs.bcu.ac.uk/views/author/id113382/ She tweets as @ProfLizYardley

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Social Media Homicide Confessions

Stories of Killers and their Victims

The relationship between crime and social media has become an increasingly important topic. This unique book analyses what those involved in homicide do with social media. It investigates the practices of those involved and argues that confessions convey insights into the social and cultural context of contemporary homicide.

Policy Press

Female Serial Killers in Social Context

Criminological Institutionalism and the Case of Mary Ann Cotton

This book explores how institutions such as the family, economy and religion shaped the environment and social integration of 19th century serial killer Mary Ann Cotton. It will equip criminologists with a methodological toolkit for performing institutional analysis.

Policy Press