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802, 2018

Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

By |February 8th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Jon Venables: 25 years of serious offending that resists rehabilitation

by Craig Jackson, Professor of Psychology at Birmingham City University

The case of Jon Venables, convicted for a second time of possessing indecent images of child abuse has again made the news. There are many facets to Venables that have led to the publics’ outrage and disgust at his behaviour. Venables’ abduction, torture and murder of […]

2401, 2018

Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

By |January 24th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Here today – too (dis)tressed to come back tomorrow

In the wake of headlines about large numbers of NHS nurses leaving within short periods of time, Senior Lecturer in Mental Nursing and former NHS Nurse, Kim Moore provides her insight into the latest NHS staffing crisis news.

Should we be surprised by yesterday’s report of more nurses leaving the profession than those that are […]

1512, 2017

Bah humbug! A helping of double standards for Christmas

By |December 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Bah humbug! A helping of double standards for Christmas

Senior lecturer in mental health nursing, Kim Moore, talks pay freezes and NHS care

It’s that time for Christmas treats, but with the continuing pay freezes and increasing costs of public transport above the rates of inflation, most nurses would be appalled to know that the same government denying them pay in-line with inflation are to […]

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 […]

506, 2017

Terror in London: We Need to Speak to Young British Muslims and Not Isolate Them

By |June 5th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Terror in London: We Need to Speak to Young British Muslims and Not Isolate Them

by Dr Imran Awan, Associate Professor in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The horrific events on Saturday in London have again put a sharp focus on the Muslim community in Britain.  As the events on Saturday unfolded, and I switched on my television, there was a sense of dread, fear and anger.

The Prime Minister, yesterday stated […]

604, 2017

‘We want our country back’: nation, race and emotion in contemporary England

By |April 6th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on ‘We want our country back’: nation, race and emotion in contemporary England

by Steve Garner, Professor of Critical Race Studies at Birmingham City University

‘We want our country back!’ was a rallying cry for the Leave campaign in the June 2016 referendum. Similar concerns are expressed in Donald Trump’s campaign, ‘Make America Great Again’.

Indeed, 2016 witnessed a renewed focus of Anglo-American politics on specific instrumentalist uses of the […]

504, 2017

Bargaining our Safety – Brexit and its implications for Counter Terrorism

By |April 5th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Bargaining our Safety – Brexit and its implications for Counter Terrorism

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has now officially triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty formally notifying the other 28 member states of Europe of The United Kingdom’s intention to leave.

Whilst most popular discussion of Brexit has focussed on issues such […]

3103, 2017

Terrorism and technology: Exploring Amber Rudd’s comments on encryption

By |March 31st, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Terrorism and technology: Exploring Amber Rudd’s comments on encryption

Dr Andrew Whiting, lecturer in Security Studies at Birmingham City University, responds to Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s comments that strong encryption is “completely unacceptable” without the possibility of access by the state and that the authorities must be given access to messages sent through encrypted platforms such as WhatsApp.

Cultural theorist Paul Virilio remarked that ‘to […]

2911, 2016

Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By |November 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By Alex de Ruyter, Director of Research at Birmingham City University’s Business School

During the referendum campaign, one of the key themes articulated by ‘Remain’ campaigners was that a vote to leave the EU was a vote to drastically alter (i.e. reduce) the scope of protective employment regulations in the UK workplace. In response to this, […]

1411, 2016

Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

By |November 14th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

by Dr Andrew Whiting, Lecturer in Security Studies at Birmingham City University

Last week the government revealed the National Cyber Security Strategy.  In this document the government set out their agenda, along with the priorities and objectives that will direct policy, partnership and procurement for the next five years.  This is the second such strategy that the […]