Dr Anthony Ellis, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology has contributed an chapter to an exciting new book Urban Crisis, Urban Hope, with a chapter titled ‘The Violent City’. Dr Ellis co-authored with with academics Dr Elizabeth Cook, and Dr Keir Irwin-Rogers, as well as Luke Billingham, Hackney Wick Youth Voice Project Lead for Hackney Quest.
Urban Crisis, Urban Hope resurrects the concept of the city and its neighbourhoods as a crucible for new ideas and a site of innovative action when cities in the UK are struggling with an unfolding crisis, exacerbated by a policy vacuum and lack of strategic vision about how to resolve a series of growing divisions, social problems and injustices. It celebrates what is being achieved against the odds. But it also recognises the desperate need for support, resources and complementary visions at urban and national scales, and sets out an agenda to meet this need.