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David Wilson

About David Wilson

Programme Director MA CJPP/ Criminology
909, 2015

Ten things to do now to improve HM Prison Service

By |September 9th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Ten things to do now to improve HM Prison Service

Professor David Wilson – Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

1. Allow any members of the public who have been suitably security vetted to visit their local prison each month – after all this form of punishment is being done in their names as tax payers.

2. Increase basic prison officer staff training from seven […]

1206, 2015

Can Criminological Theory Explain FIFA?

By |June 12th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Can Criminological Theory Explain FIFA?

Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences

Is there any way that criminological theory can help to explain the current scandals engulfing FIFA, the re-election of Sepp Blatter prior to the announcement of his resignation and the general “business as usual” approach that has been adopted?  Is FIFA in denial about what has […]

2402, 2015

Killer Psychopaths: Almost Human

By |February 24th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Killer Psychopaths: Almost Human

As I entered the lift of my hotel in Wichita, Kansas, two other people joined me. Both were dressed entirely as animals although, luckily for me, despite being completely encased in a furry costume, they both spoke English.

“Which floor?” asked the largest who was dressed as, I think, a biker mouse.

“8th please,” I replied, and […]

1102, 2015

When a barrel bomb isn’t a barrel bomb – inside the mind of Syria’s dictator

By |February 11th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on When a barrel bomb isn’t a barrel bomb – inside the mind of Syria’s dictator

Jeremy Bowen’s interview on the BBC with Bashar al-Assad of Syria has certainly provoked a great deal of questioning. Did Assad believe what he was saying, especially about “barrel bombs”? Was he deluded, or in denial? How could he sit there seemingly making light of the enormity of the suffering and human misery that surrounded […]

602, 2015

Serial Thriller: Killer Psychopaths with Professor David Wilson

By |February 6th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Serial Thriller: Killer Psychopaths with Professor David Wilson

“I want my fun” – Joanna Dennehey, 2014

Psychopath. The word has seamlessly passed into everyday speech and common usage. On any given day I will hear someone describe their friend, their boss, ex-partner, or just somebody that they know as a ‘psychopath’, with almost total faith that they actually understand what they are describing.

Yet, when […]

1401, 2015

Bring Back Borstal

By |January 14th, 2015|Opinion|Comments Off on Bring Back Borstal

Would bringing back the methods from Borstal Prison solve the current crisis in UK prisons? Professor David Wilson discusses.

In what can only be described as one of the worst inspection reports on a Young Offender Institution (YOI) of all time, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, yesterday described HMYOI Feltham as “unacceptably violent” and […]

2006, 2014

Colchester killings “likely to be linked” says criminology expert

By |June 20th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Colchester killings “likely to be linked” says criminology expert

Leading criminologist Professor David Wilson comments on the murder of student Nahid Almanea

Commenting on the murder of a Saudi Arabian student in Colchester on Tuesday, which Essex police have said has “similarities” with a killing in the same area in March, Birmingham City University’s Professor David Wilson, Professor of Criminology, said:

“Random attacks which lead to […]

1508, 2013

Family Annihilation – A tragic and little understood phenomenon

By |August 15th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Family Annihilation – A tragic and little understood phenomenon

Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Professor David Wilson and Adam Lynes – Centre for Applied Criminology

This month sees the publication of research on family annihilation by the Centre for Applied Criminology in the prestigious, peer review Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. Family annihilators are parents who deliberately kill their child/children, may kill or attempt to kill their […]

1206, 2013

What not to miss during our Open Day

By |June 12th, 2013|Here to Help!|Comments Off on What not to miss during our Open Day

Dan Hughes, Open Day Co-ordinator

If you are visiting our Open Day this Saturday, here are some of the activities that if I were you I wouldn’t want to miss.
City North
Vice-Chancellor Professor Cliff Allan is giving a talk at the Kenrick Lecture Theatre. So make sure you arrive on time, as this will be your chance […]

108, 2011

Breivik’s not mad

By |August 1st, 2011|Opinion|1 Comment

By Professor David Wilson & Professor Craig Jackson

“I am fully aware that the media will attempt to label me as a nut.”
“2083 – A Declaration of European Independence” 
Anders Breivik’s manifesto

What does the media mean when describing an offender as either evil, twisted, insane, deranged, mad, or more popularly (when the offences committed are […]