Criminal Law (Books and Journals)
- Journal of Criminal Psychology From Nbr. 1-1, June 2011 to Nbr. 10-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice From Nbr. 1-1, March 2015 to Nbr. 6-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice From Nbr. 55-1-2, May 2016 to Nbr. 57-1, March 2018 Wiley, 2021
- Dundee Student Law Review From Nbr. I, January 2014 to Nbr. V, January 2019 Editorial vLex, 2020
- Crime and Human Rights by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007
- Community-Based Interventions for Criminal Offenders with Severe Mental Illness by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2002
- Cold case investigation the doctor and the detective: bridging the gap between police and academics to solve cold cases
Domestic abuse orders: risk, vulnerability and training
Purpose: The use of emergency barring orders (EBO) in the form of domestic violence protection notices and orders (DVPN-O) in reported domestic abuse (DA) cases is a relatively new development in the UK; the effectiveness of these orders has been challenged. The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing their issue. Design/methodology/approach: Freedom of information (FOI)...
Law enforcement and academics working together on cold case investigations: lessons learned and paths forward
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to outline the specific details and lessons learned during a cold case collaborative effort, which granted graduate students and a professor from the University of South Florida the opportunity to assist Pasco Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of a cold case homicide. Methodology: The collaboration between law enforcement and academics is a new and...
The media as an investigative resource: reflections from English cold-case units
Purpose: The use of the media in live cases has been explored in terms of its use and value to an investigation. However, it is unclear as to whether engaging with the media in cold-case investigations results in a positive or negative reception, and what impact this can have on a case’s possibility for progression. Because of the passage of time and a lack of, or a failed, prosecution means that
Middle childhood vulnerability to drugs and alcohol
Purpose: There are identified problems facing law enforcement in the correct approach to childhood drug and alcohol use at street level which can cause aggression, developmental, psychological problems and family conflict (Maher and Dixon, 1999). Childhood exposure to drugs and alcohol can encourage criminal activity, anti-social conduct and increased child-to-parent conflict (Brook et al., 1992;
The subjective experiences of liaison and diversion staff who encounter individuals with autism
Purpose: Research suggests that individuals with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are inconsistently supported throughout the criminal justice system (CJS) in the UK. Bradley (2009) recommended the introduction of criminal justice liaison and diversion (L&D) teams to bridge the gap between the CJS and mental health services and provide a more consistent and improved quality of support for...
The impact of the prison environment on behavioral changes of inmates: a study of inmates in Kosovo and Finland
Purpose: This study aims to focus on understanding the prison environment, inmates’ behavior and perceptions of the prison environment, analyzing the degree of awareness, rehabilitation and the programs that apply to prisons in both countries. It is assumed that the data that emerge from this research will contribute to a better understanding of the prisoner’s world of their perception about the...
Benefits of scenario reconstruction in cold case investigations
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodological approach to increase the clearance rate of cold cases in The Netherlands and to contribute to the development of intelligence-driven criminal investigations in general police practice and within cold case investigations in particular. Design/methodology/approach: This proposal is based on practical investigative experience and...
Using a visually adapted repertory grid technique (VARGT) with people who stalk
Purpose: This paper aims to provide instructions on how to implement an adapted version of the standard repertory grid technique (VARGT). The purpose of which is to provide practitioners with a tool, which enables active engagement by participants in research and clinical practice. This tool has been used effectively with people convicted of stalking offences. Design/methodology/approach:...
Researcher-practitioner reflections: the therapeutic utility of the visually adapted repertory grid technique (VARGT) with stalkers
Purpose: This paper outlines researcher–practitioner reflections on the use of a visually adapted repertory grid technique (VARGT) with men convicted of stalking. It draws on and assimilates participant experiences of the VARGT as a research engagement tool. Further, it extends discussion to propose its value as a generic engagement tool for when personal insights and collaborative case...
The application of scam compliance models to investment fraud offending
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to undertake an exploratory study on mapping the investment fraud methods and tactics used by scammers against the emerging literature on scam compliance. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative interviews were conducted with victims of investment fraud supported by the engagement of specialist counsellors and allied health professionals who specialise in...
- Preface to fraud and fraud prevention: international perspectives
Facing the fear: resilience and social support in veterans and civilians with PTSD
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effects of resilience and social support on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a sample of 121 veterans (n = 56) and civilians (n = 65). Design/methodology/approach: Gender, age and marital status were collected, along with occupation for civilians and the unit served with, rank, length of time deployed, overall months active and location for...
Care quality commission inspections of high-security hospitals
Purpose: Patients detained in high-security psychiatric hospitals are particularly vulnerable to excessive restrictions and exploitation. In the UK, the care quality commission (CQC) monitors and regulates forensic healthcare provision. The purpose of this study is to identify key concerns highlighted in CQC inspection reports of the three high-secure hospitals in England between 2010 and 2018. ...
Perpetrator or victim? A review of the complexities of domestic violence cases
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide a review of research on the merits of public policy and law enforcement responses to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the USA using prevalence rates and dynamics of IPV. Design/methodology/approach: A reading of recent comprehensive literature reviews was supplemented by a PsychInfo search of relevant articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
Cost of crime in Ukraine: an empirical analysis
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the cost of crime as understood in Ukrainian and foreign criminology, investigating both the direct and indirect damage caused by crime, its social consequences and Ukrainians’ attitudes toward its costs. Design/methodology/approach: From January 2018 to May 2019, data were gathered using an online questionnaire from 717 respondents between 14 and 65 years of...
Reflecting on outcome-based education for human services programs in higher education: a policing degree case study
Purpose: This paper aims to consider the impact of outcome-based education (OBE) on students studying human services degrees, particularly those in a policing program. This work examines the validity of the notion that OBE is a progressive teaching approach that improves the quality of education and subsequently professional practice. Design/methodology/approach: A critical analysis of a...
Forms of suicide communication are not associated with five-factor personality
Purpose: US age-adjusted suicide rates increased by 33 per cent from 1999 to 2017 (Hedegard et al., 2018). Communications about suicide and death are a commonly cited warning sign (SPRC, 2014) and are foundational to the vast majority of risk assessment, prevention and intervention practices. Suicidal communications are critically understudied despite their implications for prevention and...
Understanding the lived experience of British non-offending paedophiles
Purpose: Research into paedophilia mainly uses offender samples; thus, little is understood about non-offending paedophiles. The limited body of research has been conducted in North America or Europe whose health and legal systems differ from those in the UK. Using semi-structured interviews, the purpose of this study is to explore the experience of three non-offending British paedophilic males.
“Swimming against the tide”: conditional discharge from medium secure care
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the experiences of mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) conditionally discharged from secure hospitals on a restrictive Section of the Mental Health Act (Section 37/41). Design/methodology/approach: Data were derived from seven semi-structured interviews from three forensic community teams. Findings: Thematic analysis identified seven predominant
Evaluating the use of data-based offender profiling by researchers, practitioners and investigative journalists to address unresolved serial homicides
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to improve the use of evidence-based practice and research utilization in the offender profiling process. The use of offender profiling has been met with increasing resistance given its exaggerated accuracy. The “Investigative Journalist/Expert Field Micro Task Force” model, a collaborative method that incorporates offender profiling and is designed to...
A study of cybercrime victimisation and prevention: exploring the use of online crime prevention behaviours and strategies
Purpose: The evolution of digital technology has changed the way in which we, as a global society, socialise and conduct business. This growth has led to an increasing reliance on technology, much more interconnectedness and in turn, an expansion of criminal opportunities, known now as “cybercrime”. This study aims to explore the experience of victimisation, perceptions of cybercrime and use of...
The role of local communities in peacebuilding in post-ethnic conflict in a multi-cultural society
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effects of socio-demographic factors on ethnic tolerance (ET) and religious tolerance (RT) as well as the participation of the local community in peacebuilding in post-ethnic violent conflicts in a multi-cultural society. Design/methodology/approach: This research was conducted in the rural areas of Indonesia, on the basis of an empirical...
Implementation of a schema therapy awareness group for adult male low secure patients with comorbid personality difficulties: reflections and challenges
Purpose: The purpose of this study/paper is to describe the implementation of a six-month schema therapy awareness (STA) group. Research supporting individual schema therapy (ST) as an effective intervention for personality disorder is growing steadily within a number of settings including with forensic patients. Alongside individual ST, positive results have been reported for group ST. However,...
Fear of terrorism and its correlates in young men and women from the United States and South Korea
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between fear of terrorism and several predictors (gender and nationality) and outcomes (moral disengagement, authoritarianism, aggression and social anxiety) in the USA and South Korean young adults. Of particular interest were the potential moderating and mediating roles of moral disengagement between fear of terrorism and the other...
Vulnerability as a driver of the police response to fraud
Purpose: Frameworks for understanding victim harm and vulnerability have become central to priority-setting and resource allocation for decision-makers in the police and government in the UK. This paper aims to look at the meaning of vulnerability in the context of fraud. Design/methodology/approach: The research took a mixed methods approach, including analysis of national crime data (n = 61,902
Post traumatic stress disorder in incarcerated populations: current clinical considerations and recommendations
Purpose: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have a detrimental impact on the individual’s ability to benefit from rehabilitative prison-based programmes, and studies have also found that there is an association between PTSD and higher rates of re-offending. Studies have also found that a significant number of cases of trauma and PTSD go undetected and therefore untreated in individuals who
The community-level impact of a family justice center: indicators from the Guilford County Family Justice Center
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the ongoing data and evaluation strategies being used to document the impact of the Guilford County Family Justice Center, which has been in operation for nearly four years. Design/methodology/approach: There are four primary ongoing data and evaluation strategies used to tell the story of the impact of the family justice center (FJC) on the...
- Reforming the Current United Nations Sanctions System: A Necessary Exercise in the 21st Century
- Regulation of the Social Media in Electoral Democracies: A Case of Kenya