Adjunct Professor Barry Goldson’s Latest Book: “Youth Crime and Justice”

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Adjunct Professor Barry Goldson from the University of Liverpool (UK) has co-edited the second edition of “Youth Crime and Justice”, comprising of a range of cutting-edge contributions from leading national and international researchers. Released earlier this year, the book:

  • Situates youth crime and youth justice within historical and social-structural contexts;
  • Critically examines policy and practice trends and their relation to knowledge and ‘evidence’; and
  • Presents a forward looking vision of a rights compliant youth justice with integrity

Topics covered include the history of youth crime and youth justice, specific focus on race and gender in the context of juvenile justice, youth crime trends, and addressing youth crime through restorative justice measures.

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Adjunct Professor Alex Sharpe Making A Difference Through Research on Transgender Law Reform

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Adjunct Professor Alex Sharpe from Keele University (UK) is is making a significant difference through her research on transgender law reform and transgender legal issues. For over two decades, Professor Sharpe has been involved in the advocacy and activism for the transgender community and has used her expertise to provide advice to various government agencies and departments, members of parliament, law firms, public interest advoacy organisations and different professional bodies, both in the UK and internationally. Recent examples include:

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Recently published: “Differentiating confidence in the police, trust in the police, and satisfaction with the police”


Adjunct Professor Liqun Cao‘s recently published article in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management offers a useful conceptual clarification of key terms commonly used to describe public attitudes towards police, namely – confidence in police, trust in the police, and satisfaction with the police. Read more

In the news: Understanding the male sex industry

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Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello, Professor John Scott and Denton Callander’s research was featured on the Biomed Central Series blog about the article A new public health context to understand male sex work

“The male sex industry has become an increasingly visible part of society, assisted by factors such as globalisation and technology. With few resources and little support readily available for male sex workers, this population may be at higher risk for health problems. A review article published today in BMC Public Health discusses how challenges emerging from the changing structure of male sex work should be confronted.”

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Professor Sandra Walklate: new Adjunct Professor joins the Crime and Justice Research Centre


Professor Sandra Walklate is a leading scholar in Criminology, Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology, and recipient of the British Society of Criminology 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology and currently head of department of sociology, social policy and criminology at the University of Liverpool having held posts previously at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele University, Salford University and Liverpool John Moores University. She is internationally recognised for her work in victimology particularly around criminal victimisation and the fear of crime. Her recent publications include Gender and Crime (2012) (4 volumes) (ed) Routledge Major Works Series, Handbook on Sexual Violence (2011) (co-edited with Jennifer Brown) Routledge-Willan, and her first book dealing with victimology has recently been reissued as part of the Routledge Revival Series, Victimology: The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process (1989-2012). Other recent publications include: The Cultural Contradictions of Terrorism (2014, Routledge with Gabe Mythen) and Victims, Trauma, Testimony (2014, Routledge with Ross McGarry).