Constructive Connections: building resilience of families affected by the criminal justice system

By Jul.08, 2020

Dr Kelly Lockwood, Lecturer in Criminology, has co-authored – with Professor Tony Long and others – a new report into how best to help build resilience among families impacted upon by the criminal justice system. The authors’ work Constructive Connections: building resilience offamilies affected by the criminal justice system, researched young people’s views about their […]

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Exploring migrant sex work in ‘Brexit Britain’

By Jul.08, 2020

Dr Laura Connelly, Lecturer in Criminology, and expert on issues within the context of the sex industry, is current collaborating with Fez Endalaust (SWARM) and the English Collective of Prostitutes on a project exploring migrant sex work in ‘Brexit’ Britain. The project examines how the effects of the (quasi)criminalisation of sex work are compounded by […]

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UK homicide rates are up amongst young men, and austerity and inequality may be to blame

By Jul.08, 2020

Dr Antony Ellis, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, has published an article in The Conversation and a blog for the London School of Economics discussing explanations for the steady year-on-year increase in the UK’s homicide rate since March 2015 which has affected young men in particular. Tony highlights in The Conversation article that “The sharp rise in homicide among […]

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Salford Professor Neal Hazel engages with Youth Justice policy and practice audiences

By Jul.08, 2020

Salford Professor Neal Hazel has been speaking to Youth Justice policy-makers and practitioners around the UK, with a focus on innovation in the sector. In January 2020, Neal delivered a keynote address to Kent Hackathon 2020, Ashford, Kent. This large practice workshop for the police and other criminal justice professionals was designed to help participants […]

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Understanding lethal violence in the post-2008 crash landscape

By Jul.08, 2020

Dr Antony Ellis, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, has published a theoretically-ground-breaking article on the rise in lethal violence in post-2008 recession United Kingdom in the British Journal of Criminology. His article offers theoretical analysis and reflections on the recent rises in lethal violence recorded in the United Kingdom. The rises have attracted considerable media […]

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Salford Professor appointed to the Youth Justice Board by the Secretary of State

By Jul.08, 2020

The start of the new year 2018 has been an exciting time for Professor Neal Hazel, who was appointed to the Youth Justice Board. Find out more here.

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European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Cardiff

By Sep.22, 2017

Between 13th and 16th September 2017, Cardiff, Wales, I attended the European Society of Criminology Annual Conference (affectionately known as ‘EuroCrim’). There I presented a paper written with my colleague, Dr Anthony Ellis, titled: ‘Far Right attractions in the post-race place? Narratives from a de-industrialised community in the UK’. Using data collected from an ethnographic […]

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Constructive Connections: the impact on children of parental involvement with the Justice System in Glasgow

By Jun.23, 2017

The best solutions for children and young people whose parents are involved within the criminal justice system will frequently be the best solutions for the whole community. Children and young people with positive relationships with their parents and family are likely to have better health and wellbeing outcomes (Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2013). This […]

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Trauma and Transformation: Returning to the Repressed

By May.02, 2017

At the end of Shane Meadows’ critically acclaimed film ‘This Is England’ – a powerful account of working class life, community and racism in the de-industrialising North of England – a confrontation ensues between two of the film’s main characters. The confrontation descends into a brutal and sustained assault that leaves one of them, ‘Milky’, […]

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The Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Criminal Justice System: A Growing Concern

By Jan.17, 2017

On Wednesday 19th Oct 2016 a 30 year old man took his own life at HMP Manchester (Strangeways), the young man who was discovered hanged in his cell was known to suffer from Asperger’s syndrome (http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/nicky-reilly-dead-strangeways-prison-12056877). This led to inquiries to confirm whether deaths in custody of those known to have an autism spectrum disorder […]

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