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2209, 2017

The state of Religious Education needs to be improved

By |September 22nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Imran Mogra, senior lecturer in Religious Education at Birmingham City University, shares his views on the recent news of schools breaking the law on religious education.

A new report by the National Association of Teachers of RE (NATRE) and Religious Education Council for England and Wales, based on Freedom of Information Data gathered by the Department […]

1509, 2017

Brexit: Stay with the Single Market or Escape to the Open Seas?

By |September 15th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

By Professor Alex de Ruyter, Head of the Centre for Brexit Studies
With the release of the UK Government’s paper on its customs relationship with the EU and the knock-on effects for the border of Northern Ireland, there’s been a lot of talk about how practical or realistic the Government’s proposals are.

We’ve been told that if […]

1509, 2017

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

By |September 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month.

On Easter Sunday earlier this year, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Senior went out for a walk in east Cleveland in the US state of Ohio. It was a sunny day and he was […]

1209, 2017

Absence of legitimacy + absence of visibility = absence of reality

By |September 12th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Mohammed Rahman, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University, offers theoretical and observational thoughts on the recent HMP Birmingham unrest.

Prison unrest in England and Wales is nothing new.  In the past 12 months there have been several cases of disorder with riot damages costing millions of pounds.  A prominent case was the 2016 HMP Birmingham […]

1608, 2017

Thirty years on from the Hungerford massacre: Michael Ryan was not mentally ill or mad

By |August 16th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

By Craig Jackson, Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, School of Social Sciences
August 19 2017 marks the day, 30 years ago, when the Hungerford massacre occurred in the Berkshire market town, perpetrated by a 27-year-old loner and unemployed labourer who committed a killing spree which saw 16 people murdered, with another 15 wounded.

At the time, […]

708, 2017

Marcus Hutchins: Legal proceedings would be a ‘dark day for the Cyber industry’

By |August 7th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Ron Austin, Associate Professor, School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University

If you have been following the technology news over the last few days it has been filled with reports that Marcus Hutchins has been arrested by the FBI. For those that don’t know who Marcus is, you may remember the WannaCry attacks on […]

208, 2017

Mental health plans are a mystery

By |August 2nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham City University

The announcement of additional mental health workers by Jeremy Hunt (BBC, 2017) may look impressive to the public gaze, however the figures being discussed don’t seem to add up. The ongoing staffing cuts of nurses and front line staff (BBC, 2016) and efficiency savings […]

2507, 2017

O.J. Simpson: ‘I’ve done my time’ – Religion, Remorse and Responsibility?

By |July 25th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Shona Robinson- Edwards, PhD Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Criminology
The imprisoned former NFL player O.J. Simpson has become a household name. Simpson’s latest parole hearing is likened to the so-called Trial of the Century in 1995 when he was tried, and acquitted, of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron […]

2006, 2017

Surviving a career set back

By |June 20th, 2017|Here to Help!, In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Surviving a career set back

Following Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle and many MPs losing their seats after the General Election, occupational psychologist Professor Craig Jackson shares some tips on coping with a career set back.

Step back and pause.

Do not feel rushed to “do something” about it or move on to something else. Try and take some time to pause […]

1506, 2017

The UK Can Still Lead ‘Mission Innovation’ on Cleaning Urban Air

By |June 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The UK Can Still Lead ‘Mission Innovation’ on Cleaning Urban Air

by Dr Michaela Kendall, Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Air Pollution in Cities is Nothing New

Since the VW emissions scandal broke, air pollution in cities has remained a top public health concern. With such stories rarely out of the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that […]