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Modern University or New University?

As I am outside the prison walls on another visit I look at the high walls that keep people inside incarcerated.  This is an institution designed to keep people in and it is obvious from the outside.   539 more words


Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan

Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Hutchinson, 1958, Hardback in dust wrapper. 263 more words

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“The purpose of the Criminal Justice System is to deliver justice for all, by convicting and punishing the guilty and helping them to stop offending, while protecting the innocent.” – And it is to this extent that the importance of punishment can be stretched on to three horizons – the offender, the offended, and the society at large. 321 more words


We all saw it coming: Reflections on the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda

The recent reforms to the probation service were examined in the BBC Panorama programme ‘Out of Jail: Free to Offend Again?’ The title of the programme struck me with a clear sense of ‘we told you so’ given the warnings and concerns raised by those working within the probation service and colleagues in criminology departments. 993 more words



Penologists are sociologists who spend most of their time working inside prisons with prisoners. In addition, penologists will aid prison security by helping to prevent disturbances such as escapes, assaults, and other antisocial behavior that can result in disruptions.The main responsibility of a penologist is to help rehabilitate individuals that have been incarcerated so they can be integrated back into society.  418 more words


The Criminology of the Future

As we are gleefully coming towards the start of yet another academic year, we tend to go through a number of perpetual motions; reflect on the year past, prepare material for the upcoming year and make adjustments on current educational expectations.  456 more words


A Year As An Anonymous Criminologist 

It’s been 1 year since I set up Blogging Criminologist and wrote my first post and what a year it has been. I’ve decided to write this annual review post to consider why blogging in this way has been so beneficial and what I hope to achieve in the coming year. 954 more words

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