The minutely documented diaries of an ‘everyman’ such as George Lucas enable us to view the complex pleasures and challenging realities of the postwar queer quotidian in remarkable detail. A sample of the years after 1957, when Lucas was aged in his... Read More about Naked Civil Servant: Queer Sex, Catholicism and Conformism in the Post-War London Diaries of George Lucas.
Discretion is a key feature of policing, yet its surrounding research has historically been heavily reliant upon exploring interpersonal or dyadic encounters between individual officers and members of the public. More recently, studies have explored... Read More about Police discretion and the role of the ‘spotter’ within football crowd policing: risk assessment, engagement, legitimacy and de-escalation.
Circuits of Law: Everyday Criminalisation of Transgender Embodiment in Istanbul (2023)
Historically, trans women of Turkey have been frequent targets of torture and ill-treatment by the police forces. Since the early 2000s, however, the strategies of the police to control trans women’s existence within the city has moved away from infl... Read More about Circuits of Law: Everyday Criminalisation of Transgender Embodiment in Istanbul.
Ranging from the mid-19th century to the present, and from Edinburgh to Plymouth, this powerful collection explores the significance of locality in queer space and experiences in modern British history. The chapters cover a broad range of themes f... Read More about ‘Queer transplanting from the Himalayas to Yorkshire: Reginald Farrer’s loves for men and alpine plants (1880-1920)’.
This paper offers a Queer-informed challenge to Adenitire’s claim that the principle of liberal neutrality can sometimes justify religious conscientious objection to equality law. It begins with a Queer critique of the assumptions behind the rights p... Read More about You Can’t Have Your Cake: A Queer-Informed View of Religious Conscientious Exemptions from Equality Law.
Drawing on Bacchi’s (2009) ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ framework, this article provides a critical analysis of HM Government’s (2021a) New Plan for Immigration. We explore how immigration is problematised, the assumptions that underlie th... Read More about Continued and intensified hostility: The problematisation of immigration in the UK government’s 2021 New Plan for Immigration.
Working better together for offender reintegration: the Third Sector Perspective (2022)
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Ideological passion and violent activism: The moderating role of the significance quest. (2022)
This research examines how the relationship between passion for an ideology and violent activism is magnified by the personal (vs. collective) loss of significance. In Study 1 (N =?238), the relationship between obsessive (but not harmonious) passion... Read More about Ideological passion and violent activism: The moderating role of the significance quest..
This article offers an original insight into the experiences of former military personnel navigating life after criminalisation in a time of austerity. Drawing on case studies of in-depth narrative and visual interview data with two 'veteran offender... Read More about Hero to zero? Navigating and negotiating the harms of criminalisation as a ‘veteran offender’.
We investigated whether and when perpetrators might expect to be forgiven as a function of their own social dominance orientation and the injured group’s perceived socio-economic status. In a between-subjects design (N = 298), British participants im... Read More about When An Injured Group’s Socio-Economic Status Signals Forgiveness Expectancy In Perpetrators: The Moderating Role of SDO.
Prosecuting Communication Offences: Interpreting the Harms Model (2022)
This article explores the Law Commission’s 2021 paper - Modernising Communications Offences: a final report. The Commission recommends replacing the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and section 127(1) of the Communications Act 2003 with a new offen... Read More about Prosecuting Communication Offences: Interpreting the Harms Model.
Pretensive Shared Reality: From Childhood Pretense to Adult Imaginative Play (2022)
Imaginative pretend play is often thought of as the domain of young children, yet adults regularly engage in elaborated, fantastical, social-mediated pretend play. We describe imaginative play in adults via the term "pretensive shared reality;" Share... Read More about Pretensive Shared Reality: From Childhood Pretense to Adult Imaginative Play.
Rape Stereotype Acceptance in the General Population of England and Wales (2022)
The #MeToo movement has facilitated a growing awareness in the UK of rape stereotypes but there has been little research on how accurately rape is perceived in this region, especially regarding demographics such as ethnicity and age. This study recru... Read More about Rape Stereotype Acceptance in the General Population of England and Wales.
Objective: This research examines the interface between ideological passion and the dark tetrad personality traits to predict violent (vs. peaceful) political activism. Meta-analytic research shows that ideological obsessive passion (OP) is one of th... Read More about The dark tetrad personality traits moderate the relationship between ideological passion and violent activism..
Transnational Healthcare Preferences Among EU Nationals in the UK: A Qualitative Assessment (2022)
This article explores the motivational factors behind preferences for medical care in the country of residence or the country of origin among EU nationals living in the UK. Undertaking a thematic analysis on a large-N qualitative data set, the articl... Read More about Transnational Healthcare Preferences Among EU Nationals in the UK: A Qualitative Assessment.
Biographical Consequences of Environmental Activism (2022)
This volume provides up-to-date knowledge on environmental movements, activism, and is a reference point for international work in the field.
The early detection of terrorist threat objects, such as guns and knives, through improved metal detection, has the potential to reduce the number of attacks and improve public safety and security. To achieve this, there is considerable potential to... Read More about Identification of metallic objects using spectral magnetic polarizability tensor signatures: Object classification.
The struggle for queer people to be recognised as full sexual citizens continues to be thwarted by the existence of religious exceptions to equality law. These exceptions reactivate and legitimise the historical oppression of queer people, who have l... Read More about The Queer, the Cross and the Closet: Religious Exceptions in Equality Law as State-Sponsored Homophobia.
Book review: Generations through Prison: Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration (2021)
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