International Journal for Crime

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1 Mar 2017

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This paper explores the nature of relations between public officials and community workers, drawing on empirical data from a study on Indigenous patrols in New South Wales, Australia. Patrol workers interact with public officials from various state entities who are tasked with...

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16 May 2016

Custody abductions and filicides-suicides are not every day occurrences and typically become ‘media events’. Through an analysis of newspaper representations of two custody abductions and one filicide-suicide, this article examines the role played by fathers’ rights discourse in the construction of the separated father in...

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2 Mar 2016

Addressing the dynamics of interpersonal violence, institutionalised abuses and prisoner isolation, this article consolidates critical analyses as challenges to the essentially liberal constructions and interpretations of prisoner agency and penal reformism. Grounded in long term research with women in prison in the North of Ireland,...

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2 Mar 2016

As audio visual communication technologies are installed in prisons, these spaces of incarceration are networked with courtrooms and other non‐contiguous spaces, potentially facilitating a process of permeability. Jurisdictions around the world are embracing video conferencing and the technology is becoming a major interface for prisoners’...

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2 Mar 2016

This article examines the ways in which offenders are required to provide very particular accounts of themselves and to self‐narrate in confined ways.

Summary Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews conducted in the New South Wales justice system, it explores how the stories...

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2 Mar 2016

The aim of this paper is to critically engage with the idea that Therapeutic Communities (TCs) can be promoted in England and Wales as a radical alternative to prison for substance users who have broken the law. After grounding the discussion within the normative framework...

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2 Mar 2016

Drawing on findings from a two‐year empirical study examining the culture of closed‐circuit television (CCTV) operation in the UK, this paper analyses how CCTV camera operators subjectively experience the visual media that they work to produce.

It seeks to excavate some of the social...

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2 Mar 2016

An analysis of the Kony 2012 phenomenon to illustrate how a digital campaign can validate and reproduce subjectivities and structures of domination rather than stimulate sustainable reform‐based change.

Summary In 2012, the Kony 2012 Campaign became the most watched human rights video to...

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2 Mar 2016

Drawing on interview research with compliance staff from the Australian Department of Human Services, this paper critically explores how the rationality of risk figures in the process of welfare surveillance in Australia.

Summary Over the last three decades, welfare states across the West...

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2 Mar 2016

Presented within this article is a systematic discourse analysis of the arguments used by the then Australian Prime Minister and also the Minister for Indigenous Affairs in explaining and justifying the extensive and contentious intervention by the federal government into remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities....

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2 Mar 2016

This article examines an ostensibly new feature of the securitised urban landscape: ‘hostile architecture’. Following controversy in 2014 London over ‘anti‐homeless spikes’– metal studs implanted at ground level designed to discourage the homeless from sleeping in otherwise unrestricted spaces – certain visible methods of environmental...

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16 Oct 2015

In the latter months of 2014, following events in faraway Iraq and Syria, Australia responded forcefully at home. The manufactured fear of a terrorist attack resulted in police raids, increased counter‐terrorism legislation and scare campaigns to alert the public to 'threat'. Although Islamophobia rose in...

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16 Oct 2015

Campaigns against the halal certification of food in Muslim‐minority societies reveal the shift in the representation of Muslims from a visible, alien presence to a hidden, covert threat. This paper uses one such campaign in Australia as a point of entry for analysing the ramifications...

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2 Jul 2015

Through the analysis of clinical examples, the paper explores how decisions are made by a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the notions of choice and ‘competent reasoning’, and the practical and ethical ways for interviewing a person with DID.

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Dissociative...

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18 Mar 2015

The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise a decolonising prison quality research method that is respectful of and culturally sensitive to Australian First Peoples.

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Australian First Peoples hyperincarceration is concomitant with the trauma of historical and contemporary colonisation in perpetuating...

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1 Dec 2014

The rights afforded to Indigenous Australians under the Native Title Act 1993 are very limited and allow for undue coercion by corporate interests, argues this paper.

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The rights afforded to Indigenous Australians under the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) are very...

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1 Dec 2014

This paper aims to identify and analyse several predominant issues and discourses as they relate to the burgeoning interrelationship between social media, crime and victim.

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In this paper we analyse the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jill Meagher as a case...

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2 Aug 2014

Tropical deforestation such as in the Amazon can be studied well from a green criminological perspective, argues this paper, giving an account of various ethnographic visits to the rainforests of the Amazon in the period 2003-2014.

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Tropical deforestation such as in...

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2 Apr 2014

There is a need for formal engagement between State government agencies that steer NSW crime prevention, and community safety policy initiatives and local government, argues this article.

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In many jurisdictions around the world, community safety and crime prevention activity is supported...

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2 Apr 2014

The Commonwealth Intervention of 2007 in the Northern Territory largely missed its ostensible aim of protecting sexually abused children, argues this essay which examines the relevant social, cultural and historical factors based on specific ethnographic work.

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The exposure in 2006 of...