Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Dr Elizabeth Yardley

About Dr Elizabeth Yardley

Reader in Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University.
2005, 2013

Fathers who kill their children – a sad reminder of the facts around child murder

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By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

News is breaking today of Julian Stevenson, a 48 year old British man who killed his two children in France. These cases never fail to shock us, going against the central concern of any parent – protecting their children from harm. The Centre for Applied […]

904, 2013

“Transforming Legal Aid?” More like burying our heads in the sand

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By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

Today we see the launch of the consultation entitled ‘Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system’.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has argued that we must take significant steps to reform our “Rolls Royce” system of legal aid. The proposed reforms include restricted […]

402, 2013

Do local police services really know the communities they serve?

By |February 4th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Do local police services really know the communities they serve?

Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

Chief Superintendent Dal Babu of the Metropolitan Police has claimed today that cultural awareness is lacking in the day to day operations of the police service. Part of the problem, it has been argued in subsequent coverage of his comments, is the under recruitment of […]

2901, 2013

Let’s not make ‘Brummie History Week’ a superficial gimmick

By |January 29th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Let’s not make ‘Brummie History Week’ a superficial gimmick

Dr Liz Yardley – Lecturer in Sociology

Suggestions for a ‘Brummie History Week’, welcome packs for new residents and ‘Brummie Ambassadors’ have all stemmed from the recent City Council inquiry looking at levels of social cohesion in the area. The very fact that such an enquiry was commissioned suggests that there were concerns that ‘social cohesion’ in […]