Molly Dragiewicz, Jean Burgess, Ariadna Matamoros-Fernández, Michael Salter, Nicolas P. Suzor, Delanie Woodlock & Bridget Harris recently published Technology facilitated coercive control: Domestic violence and the competing roles of digital media platforms. Feminist Media Studies, 18(4), 609–625. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2018.1447341
Dr Cassandra Cross and Dr Kelly Richards, both researchers in the Crime and Justice Research Centre, recently published an article in a special issue of Current Issues In Criminal Justice, guest edited by Dr Alyce McGovern of the University of New South Wales. The special edition, which focused on crime, media and new technologies, features a number of established and emerging scholars from Australia and abroad. Read more
It has been a great year for the journal: our most successful ever. Today the journal has surpassed 150,000 abstract views and 100,000 pdf downloads. Also this year the journal was selected for inclusion into the elite data bases of Scopus and Web of Science. This is a terrific success story and testimony to the high quality of the articles, the editorship, the reviewing and the international readership of the journal. We are grateful as ever to our distinguished International Editorial Board and all our reviewers who are anonymous to readers and authors due to norms of blind peer reviewing. This journal is one of only a few in the world of criminology to support fully on-line free-to-download articles, and to promote creative commons copyright: that is, authors’ rights to reproduce their own material. We support the democratisation of knowledge and are delighted to be leaders in high quality international journal publishing.
Kerry Carrington and John Scott
The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The latest edition is now available online.
VOL 4, NO 3 (2015): INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Islamophobia and Crime – Anti-Muslim Demonising and Racialised Targeting: Guest Editor’s Introduction . 1-3 PDF () (227KB)
- ‘All of a Sudden, There Are Muslims’: Visibilities and Islamophobic Violence in Canada Barbara Perry. 4-15 PDF () (307KB)
- Limits of UK Counterterrorism Policy and its Implications for Islamophobia and Far Right Extremism Tahir Abbas, Imran Awan. 16-29 PDF () (345KB)
- Rotherham, Rochdale, and the Racialised Threat of the ‘Muslim Grooming Gang’ Waqas Tufail. 30-43 PDF (330KB)
- ‘They Make Us Feel Like We’re a Virus’: The Multiple Impacts of Islamophobic Hostility Towards Veiled Muslim Women Irene Zempi, Neil Chakraborti. 44-56 PDF () (314KB)
- In Defence of Culture? Racialised Sexual Violence and Agency in Legal and Judicial Narratives Selda Dagistanli. 57-72 PDF () (365KB)
- Honour, Violence and Heteronormativity Nicole L Asquith. 73-84 PDF () (320KB)
- Not Eating the Muslim Other: Halal Certification, Scaremongering, and the Racialisation of Muslim Identity Shakira Hussein. 85-96 PDF () (325KB)
- Turning Asylum Seekers into ‘Dangerous Criminals’: Experiences of the Criminal Justice System of those Seeking Sanctuary Monish Bhatia. 97-111 PDF () (371KB)
- The Creeping Blight of Islamophobia in Australia Linda Briskman. 112-121 PDF () (305KB)
PhD candidate Brodie Evans and Senior Lecturer Dr Erin O’Brien from the School of the Justice at QUT have recently published an article in the Journal of Sociology titled “The Cairns abortion trial: Language, deviance and the ‘spoiled identity’.”
Abstract: In 2009 a couple in Cairns were charged, and later found not guilty, of illegally obtaining a medical abortion through the use of medication imported from overseas. The court case reignited the discussions surrounding the illegality and social acceptance of abortion in Queensland, Australia. Based on a discourse analysis of 150 online news media articles covering the Cairns trial, this article critically examines the language and key words relied upon by media when covering the Cairns trial. It argues that, despite popular support for the decriminalisation of abortion, emotive language that aligns with a pro-life ideology is still being employed which has the power to shape perceptions of deviance and stigma surrounding abortion. This is useful to demonstrate how media discourse surrounding abortion needs to further align with a pro-choice ideology for women to be empowered for their choices.
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QUT’s Professor Kerry Carrington, Professor Russell Hogg and Adjunct Professor Máximo Sozzo have recently published their article “Southern Criminology” in the British Journal of Criminology.
Abstract: Issues of vital criminological research and policy significance abound in the global South, with important implications for South/North relations, and for global security and justice. Having a theoretical framework capable of appreciating the significance of this global dynamic will contribute to criminology being able to better understand the challenges of the present and the future. We employ southern theory in a reflexive (and not a reductive) way to elucidate the power relations embedded in the hierarchal production of criminological knowledge that privileges theories, assumptions and methods based largely on empirical specificities of the global North. Our purpose is not to dismiss the conceptual and empirical advances in criminology, but to more usefully de-colonise and democratise the toolbox of available criminological concepts, theories and methods. As a way of illustrating how southern criminology might usefully contribute to better informed responses to global justice and security, this article examines three distinct projects that could be developed under such a rubric. These include firstly, certain forms and patterns of crime specific to the global periphery; secondly, the distinctive patterns of gender and crime in the global south shaped by diverse cultural, social, religious and political factors; and lastly the distinctive historical and contemporary penalities of the global south and their historical links with colonialism and empire building.
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