criminology

3009, 2015

Should Sarah Sands be turned into a poster girl for paedophile hunters?

By |September 30th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Should Sarah Sands be turned into a poster girl for paedophile hunters?

by Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre of Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

This week a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for killing a man charged with sexually assaulting young boys on the east London estate where they lived. Sarah Sands, 32, carried out the killing within weeks of hearing that […]

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 […]

2406, 2015

Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By |June 24th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Don’t blame the police or ‘the Muslim Community’ – radicalisation is personal

By Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

On Friday, the British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the Globsec conference in Bratislava. He argued that Muslim communities were not doing enough to combat the Islamic State narrative of extremism. He said that: “Too often we hear the argument that radicalisation is the […]

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 […]

1106, 2015

Jordskott – Beyond ‘labs and slabs’: What fuels our appetite for serialised crime drama?

By |June 11th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Jordskott – Beyond ‘labs and slabs’: What fuels our appetite for serialised crime drama?

Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Reader in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Last night I watched the first episode of Jordskott on ITV Encore with interest. The 10 part series is the latest incarnation of Nordic Noir, following the considerable success of its predecessors which include Wallander, The Killing and The Bridge. Lengthy serialised crime dramas have become […]

2702, 2015

University to host Birmingham Integration Roadshow

By |February 27th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on University to host Birmingham Integration Roadshow

Birmingham is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. But in the wake of global terror attacks, has life become more difficult for people in the city? Are incidences of hate crime on the rise? And how is the relationship between our faith communities and the police?

Birmingham City University is hosting a national debate on […]

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 […]

1702, 2015

Who killed EastEnders’ Lucy Beale? Or more importantly, why do we care?

By |February 17th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Who killed EastEnders’ Lucy Beale? Or more importantly, why do we care?

One of the things that gets me out of bed in the morning is my mission to bust the numerous myths and stereotypes around homicide[1]. Whilst crimes like this feature prominently in the broadcast and entertainment media, they are very rare and not many of us will have direct experience of them. This is clearly […]

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 […]

1102, 2015

Killer Psychopaths: Joanna Dennehy (Episode 1 Review)

By |February 11th, 2015|Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on Killer Psychopaths: Joanna Dennehy (Episode 1 Review)

Catch Professor David Wilson on Channel 5 in his new series 'Killer Psychopaths' (Tuesday 9pm)