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Locking up victims of trafficking

26 March 2014

Esrc-funded research carried out by professor loraine gelsthorpe and dr liz hales revealed that a majority of women in custody had been victims of trafficking, smuggling and work under duress

Do wrongs make a riot?

20 May 2013

Were the august riots 'simply criminality' or a symptom of a wider malaise? Looking at the key sectors of education, employment and family wellbeing, expert commentators explore whether society actual...

Street crime: survival or good times?

20 May 2013

Academics and the media have traditionally seen street crime as something carried out by career criminals, but researchers at the university of glamorgan suggest that survival is not a motive. Intervi...

Turning a blind eye

20 May 2013

Can the nation shake off its 'walk-on-by' attitude and actually stop to help

Staying safe online

14 May 2013

The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer interne...

Trusting our data to online services

13 May 2013

The visualisation and other methods of expression project, part of the esrc-supported ensuring privacy and consent programme, has designed a set of design principles to help online service providers r...

Police numbers add up to less crime

24 April 2013

A new study from the centre for economic performance suggests that police patrols are a highly effective tool for cutting crime. "our research suggests that if the police are resourced properly, the e...

How Europeans trust courts and police

09 October 2012

People in nordic countries have a high level of trust in the police and courts, while people in eastern european countries tend to be the least trusting of justice institutions, according to recent fi...

Understanding why rape cases are dropped

09 October 2012

Sixty-five per cent of studied rape cases studied were lost at the earliest stage of the justice process, with police decision to take no further action a significant factor. Research shows that polic...

Reforming our prisons

09 October 2012

Research into prison reform and sentencing shows huge variations in the quality of private prisons, a lack of support regarding interrupted education and training, and the value of care-based interact...

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