Doing Historical Criminology: A Case from Ireland

Lynsey Black, Maynooth University This article first appeared in BSC Newsletter No. 82, Summer 2018, ISSN 1759-8354 11 http://www.britsoccrim.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Black.pdf Although historical perspectives have greatly enriched criminology as a discipline, such approaches are occasionally difficult to reconcile with the conception of criminology as a fundamentally modernist and evidence-based endeavour which seeks to provide solutions to the problem of crime. Historical …

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Minimum Unit Pricing, Discipline and the Politics of Drinking

Henry Yeomans, University of Leeds This article first appeared in BSC Newsletter No. 82, Summer 2018, ISSN 1759-8354 11 Available here   On 1st May 2018, Scotland became the first country in the world to implement a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) for alcoholic drinks. The Scottish Government asserts that prohibiting the sale of alcoholic drinks for …

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The Scapegoat and the British Far-Right in Historical and Contemporary Context

Iain Channing, University of Plymouth This article first appeared in BSC Newsletter No. 82, Summer 2018, ISSN 1759-8354 17 Available here. We are currently witnessing a widespread rise in populist far-right political discourse. The election of Donald Trump and the increased share of the electoral vote of far-right parties across European nations demonstrate this universal trend. …

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What is ‘Historical Criminology’? Thinking Historically about Crime and Justice

David Churchill, University of Leeds This article first appeared in BSC Newsletter No. 82, Summer 2018, ISSN 1759-8354 11  Available here Criminology comes in many shapes and sizes. There is comparative criminology, critical criminology, feminist criminology, realist criminology and cultural criminology, to name but a few. Recent years have seen increasing reference to a further …

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