Justice, law and human rights
There is no uniform adoption and application of an international set of rules upholding what is ‘right’ to protect society’s most vulnerable.
Disparities exist within and between countries; killings and enforced disappearances of human rights defenders, journalists and trade unionists persist despite international scrutiny and condemnation; unsecured rights for ethnic minorities, marginalised peoples, the young and the differently abled all illustrate that there is little room for complacency within the arenas of law and justice.
Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities and Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, our publishing in this area examines how the law is responding, or failing to respond, to these issues in a global context.
Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Justice, law and human rights, we aim to address the following goals:
The second edition of this popular textbook introduces students to key critical criminology concepts and new developments in the field.
Accessibly written, it offers an in-depth introduction to contemporary theories, including those that challenge mainstream theories about the causes of crime and the operation of the criminal justice system.
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Should the line be maintained between nature and cultural, the biological and the informational, the human and the planetary? Kriti Kapila argues that anthropology provides an essential set of tools for analysing our social reality and makes a case for its unique insights into our human connection, relatedness and exchange.
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How and why we must build a more compassionate society
The help we give to others can be more effective and more just if we cultivate greater levels of compassion. Jason Wood reviews the research and talks to experts from across the world to make the moving case for greater compassion in public life.
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Political and Philosophical Issues
This book links criminological, political, moral and philosophical issues to offer a deeper understanding of the problem of social harm within the neoliberal environment. With case studies illustrating the direct and indirect harms that result from neoliberal policies or harmful inaction, it also demonstrates the harms caused by individualism.
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This compelling book underscores the significance of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland, making a significant contribution to the literature and proposing recommendations on how it could enhance both its efficiency and its reputation.
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Evidence-Based Policy and Practice
This essential reference book offers best practice strategies for practitioners, researchers and policy makers working on deradicalisation and preventing violent extremism.
People, Practices, Politics
This timely volume tackles the challenges of privacy in the digital sphere, addressing fundamental societal and structural issues from three perspectives: people, practices and politics. Experts from diverse fields provide a valuable contribution to key debates about privacy and data protection, surveillance capitalism and big tech companies.
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The second edition of this best-selling book continues to provide an essential guide to best practice in adult safeguarding. It includes recent legislation, guidance and research-based developments and relates them to practice examples.
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In our post-pandemic world, the international community and national governments are searching for new solutions to build healthy and resilient societies. This timely book focuses on community participation in building healthier populations, with practical examples from the Global North and South.
Bodies, Emotions, and Feminist Activism
This book explores the experiences of people affected by Ireland's constitutional abortion ban. Through in-depth research and interviews, the author uncovers how the 8th Amendment led women and gestating people live their bodies as "future aborting bodies," and how the need to ‘prepare’ for crisis pregnancies shaped everyday practices.
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Exploring police corruption in conflict-stricken states by Danny Singh
Educational violence, police ferocity and the erasure of Black girls by Mawule A. Sevon and LaTrice L. Dowtin
The hidden scourge of modern slavery by Gary Craig
Human rights: the battle between concept and understanding by Albie Sachs