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Category Archives: Prison

Quick links for the last week


New issues: Law and Human Behavior 34(5) Recidivism risk, psychopathy, informants, quality of forensic examiners and more Criminal Justice Matters 81(1) Articles on pre-crime, masculinity & violence, probation, secure envts & more Psychology, Crime & Law 16(8) Articles on execution, prisoners, rape myths, child abuse, eyewitness testimony New research articles: Murder–suicide: A [...]

Research reports round-up


Some of the criminal justice-related reports that have caught my eye in the last few weeks: Communities Crime and Communities Review (UK, published 18 June, Cabinet Office): A major review examining how to better engage communities in the fight against crime and raise public confidence in the Criminal Justice System – link to pdf downloads. [...]

Videos and podcasts


Recently released video and podcasts on topics relevant to psychology and crime. Follow the links for access to the audio and visual material. Advances in the History of Psychology recently alerted us to a 2005 PBS documentary The New Asylums, which examined the plight of mentally ill prisoners in the USA: In “The New Asylums,” [...]

Sexual Victimization in Prisons: Moving Toward Elimination


Harvard University, via the National Institute of Justice, is holding an online discussion event on 7 February between 1400 and 1600 EST. The topic is Sexual Victimization in Prisons. Here’s the blurb: One of every 22 men and women sentenced to imprisonment in the United States reported that they were assaulted sexually while incarcerated. Sexual [...]

Seminar series from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research


The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research has announced an impressive series of seminars for January to March 2008. Seminars take place at the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh. More details on the SCCJR website. 24 January – Ms Helen Baillot, Scottish Refugee Council: ‘Asylum in Scotland – a Human Rights [...]

Docuticker round up of criminal Justice-related reports


Round-up of reports featured on Docuticker in the last few weeks: More Men, More Crime: Evidence from China’s One-Child Policy (published by Institute for the Study of Labor December 2007): …This paper exploits two unique features of the Chinese experience: the change in the sex ratio was both large and mainly in response to the [...]

Recent podcasts relevant to psychology and crime


From the Leonard Lopate Show: Are Sex Offender Laws Working? (20 December): “US sex offender laws may do harm than good, according to a recent report from Human Rights Watch. Strict notification laws and residency requirements don’t reflect the reality of the risks children face, may not protect victims, and violate the basic human rights [...]

New issues: Journal of Criminal Justice


Journal of Criminal Justice 35(4), July-August 2007 and Journal of Criminal Justice 35(5), September-October 2007 are now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles. Contents: Journal of Criminal Justice 35(4): Predicting crime story salience: A replication – Steven Chermak and Nicole M. Chapman Duration of the [...]

New issue: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 18(3)


Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 18(3) is now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles. Contents include: Theory of mind function, motor empathy, emotional empathy and schizophrenia: A single case study – Karen Addy; Karen Shannon; Kevin Brookfield The development of a scale for measuring [...]

New issue: Crime & Delinquency 53(4)


Crime & Delinquency 53(4) , October 2007 is now online. Follow the link to the publisher’s website for abstracts and access to full text articles. Contents include: Strain, Attribution, and Traffic Delinquency Among Young Drivers: Measuring and Testing General Strain Theory in the Context of Driving – Steven J. Ellwanger Applying a Generic Juvenile Risk [...]