Professor Nigel South is currently Director of the Centre for
Criminology. He is also contributing to a series of ESRC seminars on green
Dr Tanya Wyatt from Northumbria University.
Professor Eamonn Carrabine has recently helped organise an ESRC
seminar series on 'Visual Criminology' with City University, Keele and Leicester
Editors of Crime, Media, Culture celebrating 10 years of the journal.
He has also been awarded a three year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to
begin in September 2015. The project, titled The Iconography of Punishment:
From Renaissance to Modernity
will focus on how punishment has been represented in the visual arts from the
1500s up to the present day. It will take a multi-disciplinary approach,
spanning criminology, history, philosophy and sociology, but is guided by the
understanding that cultural processes should be seen as a whole, so that visual
analysis is never an end in and of itself, but always has the goal of social and
political explanation firmly in sight.
From January 2015 he has been editing, with
Michelle Brown, University of Tennessee, the journal Crime, Media,
talk on Diane Arbus at a 'Cafés des Artistes' public discussion evening
on 10 March 2015 at Kirkaldy art gallery, who are hosting a Diane Arbus show
from 14 February to 31 May 2015.
- A talk on ‘Doing Criminological Research’ at the first Irish
Postgraduate Criminology Conference, 27 March 2015, Dublin.
- A plenary on ‘Doing Visual Criminology’ at the Netherlands Society of
Criminology Conference, 11-12 June, Leiden.
- A plenary ‘On Impact’ at University Campus Suffolk Research and
Scholarly Activity Day, 24 June 2015, Ipswich.
Professor Pamela Cox
is completing a new Leverhulme project, After Care, with crime historians
Professor Barry Godfrey, University of Liverpool and
Shore, Leeds Beckett University on the long-term impact of 19th and 20th
century youth justice interventions. The project uses digitised historical data
to establish 'what happened next' to a large cohort of delinquent, difficult and
destitute children passing through England's early youth justice systems.
Dr Jackie Turton and colleagues from our
School of Health and Human Sciences, Pam is also conducting an
evaluation of two pioneering interventions run by Suffolk County Council and
the Ormiston Trust seeking to reduce the incidence of recurrent care
proceedings in the family courts. The interventions are offered on a
voluntary basis to birth mothers who have recently lost one or more children
to permanent adoption.
Jackie is chairing a London based conference in March on women who sexually
abuse children. She is also giving a paper at the same conference - Do
we make it too difficult for women to talk about atypical maternal feelings?
In April, Jackie is giving a joint paper at the University of Edinburgh with
Emma Milne, a current PhD student at Essex, titled The Ambiguity of
Motherhood: the stories women cannot tell, at
BASPCAN - British Association for the Study of Preventing Child Abuse and
Dr Isabel Crowhurst
currently chairs COST Action IS1209
‘Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures
of Governance (ProsPol).
Dr Pete Fussey
is hosting a Science and Technologies
Facilities Council-funded workshop in London on ‘big data’, digital
analytics and urban governance during March 2015.
He has recently concluded work as an expert advisor to the states of Jersey
Government Home Affairs Committee on the regulation and ethical use of
surveillance on the Island. He has also recently concluded work on two
large-scale ESRC and EPSRC funded research projects looking at
counter-terrorism in the UK’s crowded spaces and at the
future urban resilience until 2050.
During the summer of 2015, Pete is due to commence a major five-year funded
project analysing the ethical and human rights-based implications of using ‘big
data’ and digital analytics for surveillance purposes.