Friday, 2 August 2013

A New Breed Of Hope?

Posted on August 2, 2013

Public Criminology: A Call to Arms

"Over the past year or so, I have tried to force myself into the cut-throat world of academic research. As a masters student of forensic psychology, based in rural Lincolnshire, trying to forge a name for myself in the pursuit of doctoral funding has at time felt like a long and lonely struggle, and I’ve been confronted with hostility and anger by many people as a result of my activity of choice.

Whilst I acknowledge the importance of more traditional academic dissemination (I’ve published some material in academic journals and made my face known at a few conferences this year), I decided that one of the most effective ways to truly engage with the academic research I was conducting would be to start blogging about issues like crime, punishment, and all things forensic psychology ..."

Internal Pressures on Contemporary Criminology

External Pressures on Contemporary Criminology

Posted on August 2, 2013

The Issue of Anonymity

"In the UK at present, claimants of rape have the right to public anonymity, meaning that anybody who reveals the identity of a person who claims to be the victim of rape faces criminal prosecution. This right of anonymity is not extended to defendants, despite the Government suggesting that it should be back in 2010. Here, I examine the arguments for and against extending anonymity to those accused of rape." 


Craig A. Harper

Craig Harper


Addendum (5/8/13)

For reasons, not yet confirmed, Craig asked us to remove this piece. Of course, we are not able to do so.

Craig wishes it to be known, that he "... support[s] effective offender reentry [excellent] but not legitimising the initial crime [understanding and explaining, is not 'legitimising']" and "... I don't want my name associated with a campaign I don't support."

Whatever campaign he believes that to be.


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