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Prisons: History and Current Policy.
Susanna Menis delves into the historical evolution of English prisons in the 18th and 19th centuries, examining the unexpected shifts that transformed prisons into primary penalties. The review uncovers the fascinating origins of modern prison penalties and the role of historical analysis in shaping effective and informed policy decisions
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Members’ Book Draw – Feb 2024
This month’s book draw is for Racism, Violence and Harm: Ideology, Media and Resistance. Editors: Monish Bhatia, Scott Poynting, Waqas Tufail. Thank you to Palgrave for supporting the BSC book draw.
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BSC Historical Criminology Network – seminar series – 6 March 2024
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Jobs – Closing soon
Assistant Professor in Sociology, Durham Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), Durham University. Closing 11 March 2024.
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