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Giving Voice to Diversity in Criminological Research

‘Nothing about Us without Us’

Edited by Orla Lynch, James Windle and Yasmine Ahmed

Published

Sep 3, 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529215526

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 3, 2021

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529215533

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    Giving Voice to Diversity in Criminological Research

    The people most impacted by criminal justice policies and practices are seldom included in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.

    Building on the ‘nothing about us without us’ social movement, this edited volume advocates an inclusive approach to criminology that gives voice to historically marginalised, silenced and ignored groups.

    Incorporating the experiences of service users, academics, state and grassroots practitioners, this volume considers how researchers might bridge the gap between theory and lived experience. It furthers criminological scholarship by capturing the voices of marginalised groups and exploring how criminology can authentically incorporate these voices.

    "Responding to the history and call of ‘Nothing about us, without us’, this collection of essays clearly shows how and why criminological theory and criminal justice policy is ineffectual without such participation and inclusion." Dylan Kerrigan, University of Leicester

    Orla Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Associate Dean of Graduates Studies at University College Cork.

    James Windle is Lecturer in Criminology at University College Cork.

    Yasmine Ahmed is a Ph.D Candidate in Criminology at University College Cork.

    PART I: Conceptualizing ‘Nothing about Us without Us’ and Researching Marginalized Peoples

    1 Introduction: ‘Nothing about Us without Us', a History and Application for Criminology ~ Yasmine Ahmed, James Windle, and Orla Lynch

    2 Working Together to Create Change: Theory, Experience, and Praxis ~ Maggie O’Neill and Rosie Campbell

    3 Whitewashing the White Collar ~ Ciaran McCullagh

    PART II: Insider Voices

    4 Institutional Abuse in Ireland: Lessons from Magdalene Survivors and Legal Professionals ~ Maeve O’Rourke, Jennifer O’Mahoney, and Katherine O’Donnell

    Re-storying Off ending Behaviour: A Normal Response to an Overdose of Trauma? ~ Jane Mulcahy

    6 Sexual and Gender- Based Violence against Refugee Women as a Continuum of Violence ~ Dimitra Mouriki

    7 Reconsidering the 1991 Blackbird Leys Rioters as an Underclass: An Insider Perspective ~ James Windle

    8 An Autobiographical Account of Desistence and Recovery ~ James Leonard

    PART III: Policy Responses and Reforms

    9 Access Denied: Sex Worker Health and Well-Being in the Context of Criminalization ~ Kathryn McGarry, Paul Ryan, Adeline Berry, and Belle Guarani

    10 Care versus Crime: Safe Injecting Facilities as a Legal Crossroads in Ireland ~ Marcus Gatto and Sarah Bryan O’Sullivan

    11 Giving Voice to Convicted Perpetrators of Sexual Harm: Assisted Desistance in the Community ~ Clare Cresswell

    12 Reforming Ireland’s Adversarial Trial for Victims of Crime with Intellectual Disabilities ~ Alan Cusack

    13 The Inside- Out Prison Exchange Programme: Its Origin, Essence, and Global Reach; A Reflection ~ Lori Pompa